Landslide clear-up underway

Neath Port Talbot Council will begin restoring a site in the Swansea Valley after a landslide at Ystalyfera resulted in 13 homes being evacuated.

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Ystalyfera landslide clean-up operation begins

The landslide happened just three days before Christmas, forcing 13 families out of their homes Credit: ITV News

A clean-up operation begins in earnest today after a landslide in the Swansea Valley, which resulted in 13 families being forced to leave their homes.

Weeks of bad weather have hampered the clean-up, as well as causing further problems at the already unstable site.

Neath Port Talbot Council has already carried out safety work at Ystalyfera, but has been given the go-ahead by specialist engineers to start clearing the site properly.

The landslide happened just three days before Christmas, with many residents returning to their homes soon afterwards as they didn't wish to spend Christmas elsewhere.

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