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Heavy rain blamed for landslide on A34 in Staffordshire

Walton in Stafford
Image caption Thunderstorms broke out in parts of Stafford on Friday, including in Walton

A landslide has left part of a main road in Staffordshire closed.

Heavy rain is being blamed for causing a wall to collapse and debris, land and trees to fall onto the A34 in Stone, near the Darlaston roundabout.

Staffordshire County Council said it happened on private land overnight on Friday.

The northbound carriageway was closed earlier but only one lane remains shut. The council said it was likely to stay closed until early next week.

A spokeswoman said tree surgeons "did what they could overnight".

The authority is now trying to trace the landowner.