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People in Rothbury hope visitors will use alternative routes into the town after a landslip looks like closing a road for more than a year.
A road that was closed at Rothbury at the end of December after a landslip is continuing to slide away.
The closure is also causing problems for residents and traders who say that the closure is costing them thousands of pounds.
The road has been deemed "unsafe" to measure as it continues to fall away.
Residents cut off by a landslip on a road near Rothbury in Northumberland say the ground is still too unstable to assess the damage. Sean and Lou Renwick live at Cragend Farm near the B6344 which has been slipping since December. Sean said,
Residents in Northumberland could be cut off from Rothbury for at least the rest of the year following a landslip in December. Cragend Farm is one property near the town affected by the damaged B6344.
Local councillor Steven Bridgett says the diversion is costly to local people and businesses. The council has applied for a central government grant to help pay for repairs.
A Northumberland road closed in December following a landslip is still slipping. The B6344 at Rothbury could remain un-passable for at least the rest of the year. MP Steven Bridgett says the diversion is costing residents thousands.