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Businesses say they'll lose out when road closes

A 68 year old woman died following the landslip on St Martin's Road Credit: ITV News West Country

Businesses in a Cornish tourist town say they will lose most of their holiday trade when a road is closed for four months later today.

Cornwall Council are starting work to stabilise the area of St Martin's Road in Looe, following a landslip last year which killed a 68-year-old woman. Some local businesses want the work to be delayed until after the main summer season.

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Temporary road closure in Stroud following heavy rain

Highways crews are investigating a known landslip site on the B4058 Nailsworth to Horsley Road, Stroud, following heavy rain.

The road, which has already been the subject of some corrective work this year, has had to be temporarily closed while further investigations are carried out.

Highways crews have placed sandbags on the road to protect the properties below from debris sliding down the embankment.

Meanwhile, two households have been asked whether they can stay with friends or relatives as a precautionary measure while workers relieve pressure on the landslip.

This site was already being monitored closely and work was underway to correct previous issues.

The heavy rain has meant some slight changes to the embankment and, as a precaution, we have had to close the road and make sure the surrounding area is safe.

As soon as the road has been investigated further we will be able to look at what action needs to be taken.

– Councillor Vernon Smith
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