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Further failure at Cwmavon Road a week after reopening

Additional slope stabilisation work is underway on Cwmavon Road in Port Talbot following a minor landslide yesterday morning, Neath Port Talbot Council has said.

cwmavon failure

cwmavon failure

The road was fully reopened last week following a landslip in December 2017

The failure comes just a week after the road was fully reopening following remedial work by Quantum Geotechnical after a slope failure near the site in December 2017.

The council has said that yesterday’s ground movement was to the south of the previous failure and material was caught by the catch fences installed as part of the recent stabilisation work.

It is estimated that around 30t of material was dislodged by the most recent slope failure and the council has said that traffic management will be in place throughout the weekend to allow the debris to be removed.

Neath Port Talbot Council cabinet member for streetscene and engineering Ted Latham said: “While incidents such as this are becoming increasingly common due to severe weather events I am pleased that the earlier work carried out, and in particular the catch-fence, has done its job in minimising disruption.”

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