Search

Firefighters help school deal with burst water main flooding

PUBLISHED: 13:48 04 January 2018 | UPDATED: 13:48 04 January 2018

Ormiston Venture Academy is closed. 

Picture: James Bass

Ormiston Venture Academy is closed. Picture: James Bass

Archant Norfolk © 2014

Firefighters have been called into help a school in Gorleston after it suffered a burst water main and electrical problems this morning, leading to it closing.

One fire engine was sent to Ormiston Venture Academy in Oriel Avenue and pumped water away.

A tweet from the school said: “Just want to thank the fire service for their help. It truly is a community to be proud of being in.”

A spokesman for Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service said: An appliance from Great Yarmouth attended Oriel Avenue to assist with flooding. A submersible pump was used to pump water away.”

Ormiston Venture Academy, which is run by the Ormiston Academies Trust, says it hopes to re-open its doors to pupils tomorrow.

Related articles

Other News

Yesterday, 17:45

A road has reopened after sewage started pouring out of a manhole down a street and flowing into a dyke in Belton.

Yesterday, 17:34

The 1st Ormesby Brownies completed their annual litter pick last week.

Yesterday, 16:57

A scheme to re-classify stretches of water in Norfolk has been labelled “a buck-passing exercise”, as councillors shot the proposals down.

Yesterday, 16:01

As staff from two opticians lined up together at the Race for Life it was not hard to see why their running efforts would end up a fundraising success.

Most Read

Sunday, May 20, 2018

A Norfolk town is getting ready to welcome some trans-Atlantic guests next month.

Read more
Graham Plant
Yesterday, 08:08

A body has been found in an area of marshland near to where an illegal rave was held just hours earlier.

Read more
Suffolk Police
Yesterday, 17:45

A road has reopened after sewage started pouring out of a manhole down a street and flowing into a dyke in Belton.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:24

A man has appeared at Norwich Crown Court in connection with drug offences, in Gorleston.

Read more
Anthony Bate
Yesterday, 11:18

A road haulage company has closed its Great Yarmouth depot site, ending a more than 100-year-old link to the town.

Read more
York

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 10°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today

Subscribe

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter