Beaminster Tunnel Collapse

The Beaminster Tunnel in Dorset is unlikely to be re-opened for several months.

Beaminster tunnel unlikely to open for several months

The Beaminster Tunnel in Dorset is unlikely to be re-opened for several months.

It was closed earlier this month after a landslip that killed two people.

The tunnel was closed earlier this month after a landslip that killed two people. Credit: Emma Hallett/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Engineers have found that the slope at both ends of the tunnel is extremely dangerous and liable to further collapses. Dorset County Council has brought in experts to find the best way forward.

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Beaminster Tunnel to remain closed

Beaminster Tunnel in Dorset is to remain closed until the 22nd July. The tunnel was damaged in a landslip caused by heavy rain in the area. The A3066 had to be completely closed between B3163 Clay Lane and B3164.

Beaminster tunnel to remain closed until July 22nd Credit: ITV Westcountry