Spencer Court in Newburn
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Culvert study after flood damage

Newcastle City Council has begun a search to find out how many culverts are underneath the city after a block of flats was left close to collapse.

Flood water gouged out ground beneath Spencer Court, Newburn, on 25 September, damaging the foundations. The flats were later demolished.

The council said "no-one knows" where all the culverts are in the city but it was working to map them all.

  • 26 Nov 2012