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Rothbury road closed by landslip

A major landslip next to the B6344 at Rothbury has caused the road to close - possibly for the next few weeks.

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Rothbury road could remain closed for a year

The road is continuing to give way over time after the landslip Credit: Steven Bridgett

Engineers have told Northumberland County Council that a road that has been closed due to a landslip could take more than a year to fix.

Slippage is expected to continue on the Rothbury road Credit: Steven Bridgett

Experts say the ground under the B6344 near Rothbury is still moving and that more slippage is likely.

They say that the road will remain closed until it is reconstructed - which could cost more than one million pounds.

It could cost up to one million pounds to fix the road Credit: Steven Bridgett

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