Rothbury landslip 'unsafe'

A Northumberland road closed in December following a landslip, is still slipping - and could be closed for the rest of the year. The closure of the road at Rothbury is costing residents and traders thousands.

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Landslip 'still unsafe to even measure'

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,

"The landslip continues to move. It's still unsafe to even measure the ground at the moment, estimates are that the road will now be closed for 2 years. It means that Cragend Farm is now cut off from its Plantation which supplies wood fuel to the farm. "

– Sean Renwick, resident at Cragend Farm near Rothbury

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