Hereford & Worcester

Badgers 'undermine' country road in Herefordshire

Badger
Image caption A council spokeswoman said the badger sett needs to be inspected to assess if the site is live

A road has been closed in Herefordshire after it was "undermined" by badgers.

Herefordshire Council said road contractor Amey had closed the U91604 Horseway Head, in Mowley Lane.

A council spokeswoman said the badger sett needed to be inspected to assess if the site was live and if so to "sensitively" move it elsewhere.

She said: "This can mean that the road closure may last for several weeks or months. Amey will work to reopen the road as soon as it is safe to do so."

A diversion has been set up through Stansbatch.

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