Landslide clear-up underway

Neath Port Talbot Council will begin restoring a site in the Swansea Valley after a landslide at Ystalyfera resulted in 13 homes being evacuated.

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Council: risk of further landslide

Neath Port Talbot Council has again told residents of eight homes in Ystalyfera in the Swansea Valley not to return to their houses, nearly two weeks after a landslide forced them out, days before Christmas. Many have ignored that advice and are already back home.

Specialist engineers have now carried out an initial survey of the hillside where it happened, and confirmed the council's assessment that there remains 'a risk of further landslip occurring in the area.'

This large storage container, dislodged by the landslide, has now been moved onto the road Credit: ITV News Wales
Other safety work has included clearing debris and trees away from electricity cables Credit: ITV News Wales

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