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12 JUL


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Road blocked at beauty spot as embankment gives way

TREE surgeons and highways crews were tasked with undertaking a precarious clear-up operation after a falling tree triggered a dramatic landslide in the Moorlands.
Red Road, a single track country lane linking Oakamoor with Alton, was rendered impassable to traffic after an embankment gave way on Monday afternoon.
Commenting on the 20 ft deep landslide, a spokesperson for Staffordshire Police told the Times and Echo: “We received a call at around 4.35pm alerting us to a landslide on Red Road between the Ramblers Retreat and Alton.
“The road was blocked and there was sand, rocks and trees across the road.
“The road was closed while a clean up operation was undertaking by the local highways department. We attended to offer a supporting role to our colleagues from the County Council.
Staffordshire County Council highways crews and specialist tree surgeons remained on site yesterday morning, Tuesday, while the clean up process was finalised.
Helen Fisher, Cabinet Support member for Highways at Staffordshire County Council said: “Following reports of a fallen tree on Red Road, our highways crews visited the site to assess any damage and make sure the area was safe.
“The road was temporarily closed and specialist tree surgeons were deployed to remove the tree.
“Highway inspectors will also be carrying out further checks to make sure the bank and remaining trees are secure.”
Road blocked at beauty spot as embankment gives way

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