Drivers have been facing extra traffic congestion in the centre of Lynn this morning, Tuesday December 17, because of repair works on the town’s waterfront.
An emergency closure is in force on the South Quay, because of what highways workers have described as a “depression in the road” at King’s Staithe Square, which they believe is likely to have been created by the recent tidal surge.
It is not yet known how long the route might be shut for, though officials insist it is vital the works take place now.
A Norfolk County Council spokesman said: “We currently have a crew on site who are taking up the surface of the road to investigate the cause of the depression.
“We are carrying out the work immediately due to concerns that the depression could compromise the effectiveness of the nearby flood gate.
“We apologise for any inconvenience caused by these essential works.”
The closure means motorists cannot drive beyond the Boal Quay car park, though the car park itself remains open as normal.
Further updates are likely to be issued later today.