Highways and drainage systems focus of Looe landslip death investigation

Highways and drainage systems focus of Looe landslip death investigation

Highways and drainage systems focus of Looe landslip death investigation

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Cornwall Council is supplying information about highways and drainage systems to the police and Health and Safety Executive as part of the investigation into the death of a woman killed by a landslip in Looe.

Residents have called the incident an acident waiting to happen, with some saying they highlighted problems to the authority previously, in detail.

A council spokesman said: "Following the landslip the A387 Sandplace road and B3253 St Martin’s Hill will remain closed until further ground investigations are carried out on St Martin’s Hill and the stability of the partially collapsed property has been assessed.

Traffic diversions are currently in place directing vehicles via the A38 to Twelvewoods roundabout, the A390 to East Taphouse and the B3359 via Pelynt to Looe and vice versa. Subject to confirmation from the Health and Safety Executive and the police, we hope to re open St Martin’s Hill under traffic lights control by Thursday and are also working to re open Sandplace road as quickly as possible.

We have also agreed with South West Water to suspend their works on Barbican Hill during this period.

In the meantime the Council is providing free parking for parents in the Riverside car park before 10 am and after 2.30pm to enable them to park their cars and walk their children to school.

As a result of the current road closures the timing of the waste collections in Looe has also been amended.

The bin and recycling collections in the main part of the town will now begin after 10am to help prevent congestion, with the aim of completing collections before the end of the school day. Special arrangements are also being put in place for the properties which currently have restricted access in the St Martins Road / Sandplace Road areas.

RELATED LINKS: Investigation into death of Looe landslip victim

Landslide causes block of flats to collapse in Looe: Body of woman found

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