Water problems in North Walsham

A water leak in a north Norfolk town which has been ongoing since Christmas is set to finally be cleared up.

For weeks water has been seeping down from Aylsham Road in North Walsham, through to the town centre, though Anglian Water have said it should be cleared in the next few days.

They have applied for overnight closure of the road, and will carry out repairs on Tuesday night .

Charles Batchelor from the town said the problems with water leaking onto the road had started around Christmas time.

He said: 'A sign has been put up saying 'Anglian Water Aware', but if that freezes at night, there could be a lot of accidents.

'It is making a real mess of the road, there is muck all the way round.

'If the water board is so concerned about saving water, why has this leak not been stopped?'

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An Anglian Water spokesman said: 'We are sorry for the delay in getting to the leak in North Walsham.

'The delay has been caused by the sheer volume of bursts we have been dealing with as a result of the recent cold weather and by the need to apply for an overnight road closure in this case.

'Once again, we are sorry for any inconvenience this will cause but want to thank our customers for the patience they have shown while we deal with the effects of a very harsh December.

'We are making good progress with crews working around the clock and at weekends to make good all the repairs.'