Road crews hammer away in Northampton town centre with pneumatic drill at 1am

A team of workmen were spotted drilling up a Northampton town centre road at one o'clock this morning (Friday).

Monday, 21st October 2019, 4:24 pm

The road crew arrived outside Northampton College on Lower Mounts at 1.20am this morning before they fired up a pneumatic drill and dug up the road while hundreds of residents tried to sleep in nearby houses.

Jackhammers used in roadworks can reach as loud as 130 decibels - roughly as loud as a professional DJ system or a gunshot.

The crews put away the drill at around 1.30am before carrying on with work using manual tools.

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Road crews were filmed working on a Northampton town centre road at 1.20am this morning.

It is not yet known what work was carried out or which utility company carried out the drilling.

Updates to follow.