Residents evacuated after landslide

PUBLISHED: 10:20 27 September 2012 | UPDATED: 11:50 27 September 2012

The landslide has rained debris and soil down on the home below

The landslide has rained debris and soil down on the home below

Archant

HEAVY rainfall has caused a landslide in a Weston town centre street.

Residents in one four-flat building in Albert Quadrant woke up this morning to discover that soil and rubble had fallen onto their home and vehicles.

North Somerset Council believes heavy rainfall yesterday (Weds) and earlier in the week caused the back garden of a property in Southside to collapse and shower rocks and soil over the building and its drive in Albert Quadrant below.

Albert Quadrant is currently shut to traffic as a team from North Somerset Council starts work on the damage.

Patience Jebba Limburg has been forced to move out of the building with her son Ejiro after being told it is too dangerous to remain at home.

She said: “I only saw it this morning, I was really shocked because at midnight I heard a boom and I just thought it was the rain or that I was dreaming.

“But then at 6am by neighbours started knocking on my door and told me what had happened.

“When I came out and saw it I almost fainted.”

A council spokesman said: “Affected residents have been evacuated and we have been working with one family to temporarily re-house them. “We have put a road closure in at the junction with the Boulevard to the junction with Stafford Place, going up Albert Quadrant.

“The indication may point to heavy rainfall as a cause, we are currently waiting for engineers to come in and assess the situation.”

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