Residents living near a mineshaft that collapsed when a drilling rig fell in are still unable to return to their properties, as work starts to make it safe.
The site in Howbank Road, Egremont, has been fenced off and people are being advised to stay away from the area.
A 25 metre hole was created when the incident happened on Wednesday 14th November.
Nine homes had to be evacuated.
Copeland Borough Council say they expect work to start today to create a road at the back of the site to allow vehicles to start work to stabilise the hole.
Paul Walker, chief executive of Copeland Council said:
We do need to emphasise that it is very dangerous for anyone to access the site at the current time until we have stabilised the mine shaft. Our advice is to stay well away. We will be working swiftly with our advisers and contractors to deal with the incident both now and in the longer term.
Our priority is to make sure the residents that have had to leave their properties are well looked after and that we secure the site so that we can allow them to return home. We will not know exactly how long this will take until we have received more detailed findings from the investigations that are currently taking place.
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