Burglars have raided the home of Rosemary Snell who died in a landslide in Dorset
A man and woman who were found buried in a car under tons of mud in Beaminster Tunnel after a landslide have both been named.
It's believed Rosemary Snell from Misterton, was in a car with a friend when it was crushed by tonnes of mud during torrential rain.
A road tunnel has finally re-opened after two people from Somerset died in a landslide at its entrance. Michael Rolfe was driving through the tunnel with his friend Rosemary Snell when their car was buried under hundreds of tonnes of mud. Their bodies were discovered a week later.
That was over a year ago, and since then, the land above the tunnel near Beaminster in Dorset has been stabilised at a cost of more than £2 million. Our Dorset correspondent Duncan Sleightholme reports.
Beaminster Tunnel in Dorset has reopened to traffic.
It had been closed for more than a year after two pensioners from Somerset were crushed and killed in their car there following a landslip.
Work included stabilising the ground by using a thousand 12 metre long nails.
Our Correspondent Duncan Sleightholme reports:
Beaminster Tunnel in Dorset reopens to traffic this morning.
It's been closed for more than a year after two pensioners from Somerset were crushed and killed in their car there following a landslip.
Work has included stabilising the ground by using a thousand 12 metre long nails.
The Beaminster Tunnel, closed since July last year following a landslide which claimed the lives of two people, is to be re-opened.
Dorest County Council are scheduling to open up the road to traffic at 10am on Monday 29 July.
Further building work will continue beyond this date and temporary traffic signals may be used at non peak-times.
– Rebecca Knox, local county councillor
It has been a frustrating year, but, now, we can get on as before, bearing in mind this was a terrible tragedy and our thoughts are with those family and friends of those who sadly died last year.
The Beaminster Tunnel has now been closed for more than a year, after a landslide which killed a couple from Somerset.
Rosemary Snell and Michael Rolfe were driving home after an evening out on the 7th July when their car was crushed. Their bodies weren't found for ten days. Work has been taking place to stabilise the site but the road is likely to stay shut until the end of the month at least.
Rotten weather and difficult conditions have slowed work to stabilise land around the Beaminster tunnel in Dorset. It's been closed for nearly a year after two pensioners from Somerset were crushed and killed in their car there last July.
The road is now unlikely to re-open before the end of next month.
Our Dorset correspondent Duncan Sleightholme has been following the progress.
Progress is finally being made on work to repair a tunnel in Dorset where two people died in a landslip.
Rosemary Snell and Michael Rolfe died whenn their car was buried in the Beaminster Tunnel in July last year.
After lengthy delays, the tunnel will now be stabilised with a thousand 12 metre long nails.
The re-opening of the Beaminster Tunnel in Dorset has been delayed. It was due to open last month but work will not now be completed until late July. The tunnel was closed last summer after a landslip which killed two people from Somerset.
People in Beaminster say they are disappointed, but not surprised, that work to repair the tunnel is being delayed. It will now reopen several weeks after the original deadline of May.
It is because engineers have been tied up working on other landslides and weather-related problems across the region.
Work to reopen the Beaminster Tunnel has been delayed and will now not meet its original opening deadline of May. Two people died when their car was buried in a landslip at the tunnel in July last year.
The work, which is expected to cost £2.1 million is up to five weeks behind schedule. It is not now due to be completed until June or July. A spokesman from Dorset County Council commented:
– Councillor Peter Finney, Dorset County Counciil
We know this is devastating news for the community, and it is certainly not what we had foreseen happening.The design process is complex and does take time. It is extremelyimportant that we get it right.