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Storm Dennis triggers landslip down narrow lane

Storm Dennis triggers landslip down narrow lane

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 2:07pm 21st February 2020. (Updated at 2:58pm 21st February 2020)

Photos: The original landslip in the same area in 2019

Storm Dennis has triggered a landslip down a narrow lane in a Cornish town.

Part of the slope in Lostwithiel has been left unstable and it is feared it could fall onto the road below.

There is also a property above and Scrations Lane has been closed off for safety reasons.

The road could stay shut until beyond Easter.

It follows a landslip in the same area, just under a year ago, where around 1000 tonnes of soil and earth came crashing down after Cornwall was hit by snow.

Cornwall Council says teams are on site and working to stabilise the slope.

landslip 2

"A slope adjacent to Scrations Lane in Lostwithiel had a landslip during last weekend's extreme weather, and Cornwall Council and CORMAC have been on site making plans to clear and stabilise it. 

"Geotechnical engineers have inspected the site to assess the risks. The slip has left an unstable part of the upper slope, which could potentially fall onto the highway below. 

"There is also a property above, so the lane will have to remain closed until the slope can be properly secured, possibly beyond the Easter period.

"There was another slip at a different location in the same lane a year ago, and although remedial works would not have prevented this most recent event, it presents the possibility that stabilisation works across the whole of the remaining slope could be considered. 

"We are in direct communication with the residents of Scrations Lane, and will keep them informed of works as they progress."

Cornwall Council

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