Supermarket closes as sinkholes open up in Norfolk town due to heavy rain

PUBLISHED: 16:35 16 August 2020 | UPDATED: 09:16 17 August 2020

A sinkhole has emerged near the Tesco in Sheringham. 

A sinkhole has emerged near the Tesco in Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL


Three busy roads in a north Norfolk town had to close as three sinkholes opened up after heavy rain.

One Sheringham road remains closed tonight following torrential rain which caused major disruption across the town.

Norfolk Police reported that three sinkholes opened up across the town, but it appears that only one road suffered lasting damage as the water cleared.

Police said that a sinkhole opened up on Cromer Road causing flooding around Tesco and the fire station.

Tesco superstore on Cromer Road closed just after 11am. Tesco is yet to confirm whether the store will reopen on Monday, August 16.

The road remains closed as Anglian Water will take over repair work.

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Woodland Rise, Weybourne Road and Cooper Road all reopened between 3pm and 5pm on Sunday as the water cleared this afternoon.

A spokesperson for Norfolk police said: “We are advising drivers to stay indoors as heavy rain will cause trees to fall, roads to be closed and driving to be hazardous.”

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