Two more chalets will be demolished on the Jurassic coast today as cliffs continue to move.
Five holiday homes were damaged last week in a series of landslips to the west of Lyme Regis. Now there is concern for six others. The damaged chalets and access road to Monmouth Beach have been cordoned off.
A row of holiday homes west of Lyme Regis are at risk of being destroyed. Last night, what's been described as a 'major landslip' occured above Monmouth Beach, damaging some of the chalets, and its feared another may happen at any time.
The recent heavy rain is being blamed for the slip, which is the latest of many to hit that stretch of the Jurassic Coast. It is just 12 miles from Burton Bradstock where a 22 year old woman died in July last year. Richard Lawrence reports.
The road to Monmouth Beach in Lyme Regis had been closed for safety reasons. There are fears further landslides could even knock chalets down to the road. Several are now perched precariously. Yesterday engineers disconnected their electricity after power lines came down.
Surveyors are expected to visit the area but it's thought little can be done until the cliffs become more stable.
Dorset got its fair share of snow too, with significant snowfalls in some places. Residents of Lyme Regis were stranded for a time when all roads in and out iced up. But the most snow could be found further inland.
A dog and its owner have been rescued from a cliff face in Dorset following a two-hour operation. Thirteen coastguard officers and a lifeboat crew were involved after the pair became stuck 60ft up rocks near West Bay.
A coastguard spokesman said it appeared the owner of the dog, a husky-alsatian cross, had attempted a lone rescue after his pet had gone missing the night before. Both were recovered safe and well after becoming entangled in undergrowth.