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Shield plan for Beaminster Tunnel

A shield over the tunnel entrance is one option being considered Credit: Dorset County Council

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.

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