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Sewer collapse swallows HGV

A HGV was left in a spot of bother, when it sank into a hole in a road in Frampton last week. Usually potholes do little but create a bump when you drive across them, but this hole, caused by a sewer collapse, was large enough for the lorry to need a crane to lift its sunken wheels out of the hole.

The incident happened on West End Road in front of the Tulip Factory entrance, which had to be closed to traffic due to the collapse. A temporary entrance to the site is currently being created until road repairs can take place.

Anglian Water attended the scene and assessed the situation. It seems that drain installation engineers will have to replace the sewer next year, so until then they will fill the hole and make temporary repairs to the road surface.

A spokesperson for Anglian Water stated:

“We got to site as soon as possible when we heard that a collapsed sewer had left a depression in the road.

“We will be filling in the hole as soon as possible so traffic can use the road again. We will then come back in the New Year to put a permanent fix in place and repair the damage to the sewer.

“We’re sorry for the inconvenience this will have caused.”