Road closed by landslip

AN access road near Chudleigh Fort in East-the-Water, Bideford, remains closed after a landslide brought 20 tonnes of earth crashing down last night (Wednesday) damaging a car parked beneath.

Devon Highways were called to the scene in Chudleigh Road, above Springfield Terrace, at around 5.30pm.

A large section of an embankment, including part of a garden wall, trees and a section of garden had fallen into the roadway.

A clean up operation lasted until midnight, but the road remains closed and it is currently unknown when it will re-open.

A Ford Focus car parked by the embankment was damaged by the fall.

The public is warned not to access the area until the situation has been stabilised.

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