£3million ... going, going, gone

Steven Bridgett's photographs of the landslip near Rothbury.

Steven Bridgett's photographs of the landslip near Rothbury.

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Repair work following a landslip beneath a road linking a north Northumberland village with the A697 could cost up to £3million.

Major damage has been caused to the B6344 at Cragend, near Rothbury, following the landslide on Boxing Day, and it is worsening on a daily basis.

Steven Bridgett's photographs of the landslip near Rothbury.
Steven Bridgett's photographs of the landslip near Rothbury.

On the back of a site meeting with specialist engineers on Tuesday, the county council is warning that the road is likely to remain closed for at least nine months.

 

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