Damage following land movement at Undercliff Drive
STORMS and flooding have been blamed for a landslip that has led to the closure of Undercliff Drive.
An Island Roads spokeswoman said the latest landslip, at the weekend, had made the road impassable for vehicles.
She said: "The geotechnical works at the Undercliff which are taking place in four sections of the highway have been progressing well and in accordance with our planned programme of work.
"However, at one of these sections, close to the caravan park, the recent storms and flooding has resulted in significant ground movement which has caused further damage to the highway.
"We have been undertaking daily visits to inspect the site to try and keep the road open, however following further ground movement over the weekend, the road condition means it is now impassable for vehicle traffic.
"We have therefore taken the decision to close the road to all but pedestrian traffic and will be closely monitoring it over the next few days before making a decision about the continuation of works in this area.
"We are keeping local residents and businesses in the affected area informed and will be updating them on any decisions we make. Work on the remaining sections of the Undercliff is unaffected and is continuing as normal."