Now Playing: Bob Marley & The Wailers - Three Little BirdsiTunesAmazon

Listen Live Twitter Facebook
On Air: Hometime with James Dundon
Suggested articles

Landslip Road Repairs Delayed

Work on St Martin's Road in Looe put back again

Cash to Repair Storm Damaged Roads

Cornwall to get another £10 million

Most read

Pets' Attack in Newquay

Police investigate after chickens and ducks were killed

Jamaica Inn TV Series Starts

Businesses hope for tourism boost

Looe Fears over Landslip Roads

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Article image

7:01am 7th December 2012

Locals in Looe are warning lives could be put at risk if a second road into is shut off completely.

A meeting has been held in the town after landslips shut one route completely and took another down to one lane.

Residents are worried emergency vehicles could be sent on massive detours if there is any more disruption.

They are worried it could increase the time it takes emergency services to respond to 999 calls.

Richard Butters runs the local dairy. He is urging the council not to close off St Martin's Hill completely during the roadworks caused by the flooding: "For the people who live in Looe the detour is horrendous. You're looking at Dobwalls to get around to come down for the school runs. It would be an absolute nightmare if it closed altogether.

"It's a good job this didn't happen in August. We could have had the heavy rain in August, that would have been a nightmare. So long as people understand Looe is open for business."

Rob Andrew from the council said: “We recognise that the closure of both roads in and out of Looe would have a serious impact on the lives of local people and so have devised a scheme which will enable St Martin’s Hill to remain open under traffic light control during these works.

“We anticipate that the works will be carried out within the next four weeks and will be working with our partners to ensure that the scheme is completed as quickly as possible."

Share this story:
Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Top articles

Skin Cancer Soars in Cornwall

Cornwall News: Number of patients diagnosed doubles in 20 years

Camilla's Brother Suffers 'Serious Head Injury'

National News: The Duchess of Cornwall's brother Mark Shand is in hospital in New York after suffering a "serious head injury" during a fall.

Obamas Honour 'Trailblazer' Frankie Knuckles

Showbiz News: President Barack Obama and his wife have paid tribute to the late DJ Frankie Knuckles, calling him a trailblazer.

Fears For 'Kidnapped' US Reporter In Ukraine

World News: US officials say they are "deeply concerned" following reports an American journalist has been kidnapped by pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine.

Moyes "Lost Support Of Players"

Sports News: Sky sources understand that David Moyes lost the support of his senior players before his sacking on Tuesday.

Leopard Bites Terrified Man On Bottom

Strange News: A leopard hid in the roof of a house in western India before launching an attack on petrified residents.

Newer article

Cornwall's 8 Mile Solar Farm

Cornwall News: Another 220 wind turbines could also be built in the Duchy

Older article

Cornwall Named as Drink Drive Capital

Cornwall News: Places with a Truro postcode have the fifth highest number of convictions in the country


We Use Cookies

This website uses cookies to store information on your computer.

By using this website you accept the use of cookies as explained in the terms of our cookie policy.