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Snow forces closure of gym at Wymondham Leisure Centre

PUBLISHED: 08:39 13 February 2017 | UPDATED: 10:29 13 February 2017

The upper floor gym at Wymondham Leisure Centre was forced to close after weekend snow. 
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

The upper floor gym at Wymondham Leisure Centre was forced to close after weekend snow. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Part of a gym at a leisure centre which has been open for less than a year was forced to close after weekend snowfall.

The upper floor of the gym at Wymondham Leisure Centre was closed yesterday because of leaks in the roof after the snow overnight on Saturday.

Engineers were due to work on the problem this morning.

MORE: Parts of the region wake up to snow as temperature dips overnight

The leisure centre posted to its Facebook page on Sunday: “The snowfall has caused several leaks in the upper gym roof. We will have engineers on site (this) morning to rectify the problem and hope to be fully open again by (Monday) afternoon.”

The leisure centre, in Norwich Road, was re-opened last April following a year-long £3.5m refurbishment.

The closure came after much of Norfolk and Suffolk woke up to a snowy Sunday morning, after conditions plummeted on Saturday evening.

The frosty weather caused havoc on the roads, with a spate of crashes early on in the day.

One driver was taken to hospital with a suspected arm injury after a single-car crash on the A1075 at Griston just before 7.20am.

The crash, which involved a Ford Focus, saw two fire crews - one each from Watton and Attleborough - rescue the person, who was trapped in the car.

The A11 was also briefly blocked at Thetford after an accident, and again northbound near Snetterton circuit after an earlier accident.

Fir Covert Road in Taverham, between the A1067 Fakenham Road junction and the Reepham Road junction, was also blocked after another crash.

And just after 8.35am, fire crews from Earlham, Carrow, Sprowston and Hethersett were called to a crash at Thickthorn Roundabout.

UPDATE: The leisure centre has now fully re-opened following a visit by engineers to fix the leaks. This morning, the leisure centre said: “We are pleased to say that the problem with the upper gym has now been resolved and it has re-opened. We apologize for any inconvenience this may of caused.”

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4 comments

  • "apologise" is the English version. And it is NOT, NOT, NOT "may OF caused" - it should be "may HAVE caused." Is GCSE English at any level no longer a requirement for the job?

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    Patrik

    Monday, February 13, 2017

  • so the headline should read Leaking roof causes gym to close. why mention the snow ? was it because there was not enough for you to report on the slow traffic.

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    Mr Gold

    Monday, February 13, 2017

  • so the headline should read Leaking roof causes gym to close. why mention the snow ? was it because there was not enough for you to report on the slow traffic.

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    Mr Gold

    Monday, February 13, 2017

  • Not sure how a light covering of snow caused leaks, it is probably a case of melting snow finding its way into pre-existing gaps. Slightly less headline grabbing though

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    JohnnyH

    Monday, February 13, 2017

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