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No concrete hood for Beaminster Tunnel following landslip tragedy

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: November 08, 2012

The landslide at Beaminster Tunnel in Dorset

The landslide at Beaminster Tunnel

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Soil will be stabilised at the site of a road tunnel in Dorset where two people were killed in a landslip, the county council has agreed.

Rosemary Snell and Michael Rolfe, from Somerset, died when their car was buried at Beaminster Tunnel in July.

The estimated £2.1 million repair work was one of two options considered – the other was a concrete hood extension.

The work, subject to planning permission, is expected to start at the beginning of January.

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