Houses evacuated in Mansfield after heavy rain causes landslide

Houses were evacuated in Mansfield last night after a landslide at a former quarry following heavy rain.

Thursday, 24th December 2020, 11:06 am

A police helicopter police, paramedics, firefighters and Mansfield District Council were called out to assess the incident which happened at Bank End Close at 11.40pm.

The collapse has come after a similar incident in November 2019, when homes at Berry Hill Quarry had to be evacuated after a mudslide. Bank End Close is part of the Berry Hill Quarry development.

A spokesperson for Nottinghamshire Police confirmed: "A small number of properties have been evacuated so far but the situation is being monitored."Residents evacuated from homes after quarry collapses in Mansfield

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Bank End Close
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A spokesperson for Mansfield District Council said soil has slipped at the rear of two properties, which so far has been contained within the defined drop zone and behind the barriers that were installed by the council in November 2019.

The council’s specialist geotechnical consultants are providing advice to the Police and four properties have been evacuated with residents relocated temporarily to a local rest centre.

"Guidance for remaining households is to stay indoors. A full assessment of the cliff face will be made in daylight hours.

Mike Robinson, Strategic Director at Mansfield District Council, said:

“The safety of residents is our primary concern, we are using our established contingency and emergency plans to respond to the situation. A small number of residents have been advised to evacuate their homes and relocate temporarily to a rest centre nearby. Local residents are advised to stay indoors, remain vigilant and call 01623 463050 if they have any concerns.”

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