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.
In Dorset, the Beaminster tunnel is still closed following the recent landslip. Repairs to the northern entrance and tunnel are now expected to continue until the end of October.
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The home of a woman who died following a landslide in Dorset has been burgled. Detectives in Yeovil are appealing to the public for information after the home of Rosemary Snell was forced into. Silver items were taken from the property in Misterton, Somerset.
The inquest has opened into the death of two friends from Somerset who died in a landslip at Beaminster tunnel in Dorset.
The coroner heard evidence from a pathologist that the death of 67-year-old Rosemary Snell would have been 'rapid' and her friend 72 year Michael Rolfe 'instantaneous'.
The car which the pair were travelling in at the time was left undiscovered for ten days. A full inquest will be heard
Tributes have been paid to the man who died in the landslip outside Beaminster tunnel in Dorset thirteen days ago. Michael Rolfe from Fivehead near Taunton, was on his way home from a night out with a friend when the car they were in got caught in the mudslide.
His friend, Rosemary Snell who lived in Misterton near Crewkerne also died. Today Dorset Police confirmed that they'd referred their handling of the incident to the Independent Police Complants Commission. The car was left undiscovered for ten days. Richard Lawrence reports.
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