A387 in Looe closed for 'foreseeable future' after landslip

  • 4 December 2012
  • From the section Cornwall
Image caption The landslips in Looe will take several days to clear

A main route into the Cornish town of Looe, blocked by a landslip following recent heavy rain, is to remain closed for the foreseeable future, highways officials said.

The A387 was shut at Sandplace Road last Friday 30 November.

Elsewhere in the town, the B3253 at St Martin's Hill was reduced to one lane after another landslip.

Cornwall Council said the road was expected to remain single-lane for about four weeks.

Emergency access

The authority said engineers were working to stabilize a supporting hillside affected by the landslip.

The council added that it had met with emergency services staff and local transport operators to discuss ways of providing access to the town while repair works were carried out.

It said: "Arrangements have already been made to provide access for fire and rescue, ambulance, police and coastguard services and diversion routes are being agreed with local bus companies."

The coastal town and port has a population of about 5,000.

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