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.
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.
Any fog patches disappearing this morning. Then it's a cold but fairly bright start to the day. A little more cloud developing in Cornwall.
A sign of things to come. Rain is likely in the Isles of Scilly and the far west of Cornwall by the end of the day.
It will be at least six months before the Beaminster Tunnel reopens in Dorset following a landslide in the summer. Traders in the town say they're worried about the long term impact on their business.
A new scheme has been proposed to encourage visitors to spend money in the town. Watch Duncan Sleightholme's report.
Preparatory work starts at Beaminster Tunnel today ahead of a major repair scheme which will cost £2.1 million. The tunnel's been closed since a landslip in July, which killed an elderly couple in their car. Today contractors will fence off the affected area and clear vegetation.
Plans on how to redevelop a tunnel which collapsed in Dorset will be revealed tonight. The Beaminster tunnel collapsed in July after heavy rain over the summer caused a landslide.
A couple from Somerset were killed when their car was buried.
A road tunnel in Dorset closed by a landslip could reopen within three months under plans put forward by the county council. Temporary shields could be built over the entrances to the Beaminster Tunnel at a cost of £200,000. It's among several options suggested since the road was closed in July.
Rosemary Snell and Michael Rolfe from Somerset were killed when their car was buried in the landslip. An open meeting is being held at Beaminster Public Hall at 6.30pm next Thursday, October 18, where people can get more details about the tunnel repair options.
A village in Somerset has come together to remember a woman who was crushed to death in a landslide in Dorset.
Rosemary Snell died near the Beaminster Tunnel last month. Her body lay undiscovered for 10 days.
Today [Tuesday], 170 of people attended a memorial service in her home village of Misterton. Our Somerset Correspondent David Woodland sent this report.
A memorial service for the woman killed in a landslide outside the Beaminster tunnel in Dorset is being held today [Tuesday].
Rosemary Snell was in a car with a friend when it was crushed by tonnes of mud during torrential rain last month. The service at St Leonard's Church in Misterton has been organised by the Misterton WI, of which Mrs Snell was vice-president.
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.
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.