Residents evacuated from homes after quarry collapses in Mansfield

Residents have been evacuated from their homes in Berry Hill after part of the quarry collapsed following heavy rainfall.

Thursday, 7th November 2019, 7:03 pm
The quarry collapsing.

Thirty-five properties on Bank End Close in the Berry Hill Quarry area of Mansfield have been affected by the landslip, which happened this evening (November 7).

Shocking images sent into your Chad have shown part of the quarry collapsing near a garden on the street, which has led to Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service and the police being called to the scene.

Berry Hill Lane has since been closed between the junctions for Berry Hill Road and Jenny Beckett's Lane and will remain shut "until further notice", with police advising drivers to take alternative routes.

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A spokesman for Nottinghamshire Police said: "Thirty-five homes have been evacuated in Mansfield following a mudslide.

"Police, the fire service and the council were called to Bank End Close just before 5pm today (Thursday, November 7) following concerns for the safety of people living in the houses.

"Berry Hill Lane has been closed between Berry Hill Road and Jenny Beckett's Lane until further notice. Drivers are being advised to avoid the area."

A spokesman for Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "We currently have two crews in attendance, one from Mansfield and one from Blidworth, assisting Nottinghamshire Police and the council.

"We were called at 4.36pm today and we are currently still on scene.

"Residents are being evacuated as a precautionary measure and emergency planning is on scene to help people find a place to go."

A spokesman for Mansfield District Council added: "We are aware of a landslip in Berry Hill Quarry affecting a small number of properties on Bank End Close.

"The fire service is on side and the police are in attendance.

"We will bring you more updates when we can. If you are affected, call MDC out of hours on 01623 463050.