Ironbridge Jiggers Bank road remains closed

Jiggers Bank landslide About one tonne of rock is believed to have fallen on the road overnight on 27 November

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A Shropshire road is to remain closed until at least Monday after a landslide, the Telford and Wrekin Council has said.

Jiggers Bank, in Ironbridge, has been closed since Tuesday night when rocks fell onto the road after heavy rain.

Engineers have removed about 40 tonnes of debris in a bid to stabilise the rock face.

The local authority said further work was needed with another section of rock still in danger of collapse.

A spokesman said it was unclear how long the work would take to complete.

Earlier maintenance

Traffic is being diverted from Dale End via the Buildwas bypass, while engineers carry out stabilisation work.

Engineers said they believed the rock fall was caused by a combination of heavy rain followed by cold temperatures.

Jiggers Bank was closed for about two weeks in October while essential maintenance work was carried out.

The local authority said the latest landslide was along a different section of the road.

Jiggers Bank was also closed for several weeks in the summer of 2008 while stabilisation work was carried out.

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