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Landslip shifts car to side of road near Looe

Landslip shifts car to side of road near Looe

Published by Emma Carton at 10:19am 1st November 2019. (Updated at 10:42am 1st November 2019)

Archive photo of landslip in Cornwall: Cornwall Council

It has emerged that a car was shifted to the side of the road by a landslide in south-east Cornwall.

Police were called to Sandplace near Looe on Thursday, amid reports a tree had crashed onto a car.

No-one was injured, but the B3254 had to be closed between the A387 and Duloe Primary School.

The incident happened on private land next to the main road, after days of torrential rain: Read more.

In a statement, Cornwall Council confirmed that inspectors would be checking to make sure the land is stable.

"The landslide happened on private land in a private parking place adjacent to the main A387, Sandplace Road.

"However, the debris had moved an unoccupied car into the edge of the road.

"Our team spoke to the owner of the car and assisted the police with traffic control while the car was removed.

"The road is now clear and open. Our team will also be coming out to inspect the area, particularly the adjacent trees, for safety".

Cornwall Council

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