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Landslip after the snow on narrow Cornish lane

Landslip after the snow on narrow Cornish lane

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 3:07pm 1st February 2019.

Around 30 families can only reach their homes on foot after a landslip in Cornwall.

Around 1000 tonnes of soil and earth has come crashing down on a lane in Lostwithiel.

Cormac highways staff and a specialist engineer are checking how stable the hillside is.

But Scrations Lane is so narrow, no cars can get down it until everything is cleared.

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Around 30 families can only reach their homes on foot after a landslip in Lostwithiel, Cornwall

"Cornwall Council has received reports of a landslip at Scrations Lane, Lostwithiel.

"There are no injuries reported and no danger to properties and residents.

"Cormac highways staff are onsite, including our geoenvironmental engineer.

"They are assessing the situation and checking on the stability of the section of the hillside that has collapsed.

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Cormac highways staff and an engineer are at the scene at Scrations Lane in Lostwithiel, to check how stable the hillside is

"Approx 1000 tonnes of material has collapsed onto the narrow lane and so no vehicles can use it.

"This means that the residents of around 30 homes in the cul-de-sac can only currently reach their homes on foot.

"Some residents' vehicles are on the other side of the landslip and so can't be moved.

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Around 1000 tonnes of material has come crashing down in Lostwithiel, after the snow and ice chaos across Cornwall

"Neighbouring properties are providing emergency pedestrian access to the lane

"Wester Power Distribution has instructed their contactor to attend in case there is any risk to power lines.

"The Council is sending officers to provide support to residents and keep them informed of what is happening".

Cornwall Council

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