New landslip near the Old Church

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landslipChris Morgan reports:

A large oak tree blew down across the road just above the Old Church yesterday afternoon (Saturday 8th February). This took another Oak, which was on the lower side of the road with it. The root ball of the lower Tree was partially under the road surface, and caused the road to be uplifted and also fractured the water main.

The map section on the right shows the site of the landslip.

Tuesday 11th February
The broken water main has now been repaired but the road is still closed. Vehicle access to the Old Church is via Birches Road only, but pedestrians and cyclists can pass the obstruction on the uphill side.

MCC Operations have the following traffic restrictions in force:-

  • C48-4; Penygarn Road, Penallt (Old Church), due to a landslide from 8th to 28th February. Out of hours 02920 626371

Photographs of the damage appear below:

 landslip imagewater mains