Lorries are being brought in to take waste away from an area of Lynn until a collapsed sewer can be properly repaired, water company officials have confirmed.
Part of the Southgates roundabout was closed to drivers on Wednesday evening as contractors working for Anglian Water piped waste from the area onto a tanker for it to be taken away.
The company says the work, which is being carried out on a daily basis and mostly early in the morning before traffic levels build, is necessary until the road can be dug up to enable repairs to take place.
A company spokesman said today: “We explored a number of options to repair the collapse but, following extensive investigations, the only solution is to fix the connection under the road.
“As this is a very busy section of road, we are working closely with the Highways Agency to find a time to repair the connection which would cause the minimum disruption to drivers and local businesses.
“In the meantime we are tankering waste from the area to ensure customers’ facilities are not affected by the collapse.”
Lanes on both London Road and Wisbech Road were coned off during the work.