Homes evacuated after rain affects landslip site

Gloucestershire Highways is investigating the landslip site on the B4058, which has already had corrective work done to it this year. Photo: Ben Lee

Two families have been forced to leave their homes and a road in Gloucestershire has been closed after heavy rain caused a landslip.

The B4058 from Nailsworth to Horsley near Stroud, has become impassable after an embankment collapsed.

Gloucestershire Highways is at the site, which already had some corrective work done to it earlier in 2013.

Families in two houses have been forced to leave their homes as a precautionary measure. Credit: Ben Lee

Highways crews have placed sandbags on the road to protect the properties below from debris sliding down the embankment.

Phil and Gillian Lee inspect damage to their garden below the B4058. Credit: ITV News West Country

Families in two households have been asked to leave their homes as a precautionary measure while workers relieve pressure on the landslip.

Highways crews have placed sandbags on the road to protect the properties below from debris sliding down the embankment. Credit: ITV News West Country

Bob Constantine reports:-