Flooding in Cold Norton caused by sewer blockage

Maldon and Burnham Standard: An example image of a sewer blocked by fat An example image of a sewer blocked by fat

Congealed fat caused a sewer blockage, forcing waste and water onto a busy road.

Drivers reported the flooding at the double roundabouts on Palepit Corner, Cold Norton, yesterday.

Anglian Water spokesman Emma Staples said: “We are sorry that flooding is affecting the Fambridge Road and Cold Norton Road roundabout.

“Sewage has overflowed from the manhole because of a blockage of fats, oils and greases in the sewer which should not be down there in the first place."

Engineers have completed a CCTV survey of the sewer and will be jetting it to clear any remaining fats and debris from the pipes.

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