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Road remains closed while sinkhole is repaired

PUBLISHED: 11:01 08 October 2019 | UPDATED: 11:50 08 October 2019

On the sinkhole in Beccles, David Walker said:

On the sinkhole in Beccles, David Walker said: "It was strange as a service trench had remained intact." Photo: David Walker

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A sinkhole in Beccles which began to open after torrential rain in the region will be repaired in the next two days, Anglia Water has said.

A sinkhole which began to open after torrential rain in the region will be repaired in the next two days, Anglia Water has said.

The junction between the A145 Peddars Lane and Ingate in Blyburgate was closed after heavy rain caused cracks to appear in the ground on Sunday, October 6.

A spokesperson for Suffolk Highways said: "Suffolk Highways is working with Anglian Water following a suspected problem with the sewerage system beneath the carriageway which is causing the road surface to rise."

Anglian Water was asked to prioritise this as a matter of urgency.

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On Tuesday, October 8, the company said they will have the road repaired by Thursday.

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They said: "Our teams have been investigating damage to a manhole cover on Blyburgate in Beccles. Although there is no damage to the sewer pipe itself, the sheer volume of extra rainfall in the sewer and manhole chamber has meant water has seeped underneath the layer of tarmac and caused damage to the road surface.

"Our teams have closed the road temporarily and will be making the necessary repairs over the next two days.

"We're sorry if this work causes any inconvenience, we'll have things back to normal as quickly as possible."

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