Video shows terrifying Huddersfield landslip drop as road to remain shut

Kirklees Council have released an update and explanation around the Dalton Bank Road landslip as the road is set to remain closed for some time.

Dalton Bank Road was closed following Storm Henk in January of this year after a landslip collapsed part of the road. The road remains damaged up to now and it looks set to remain closed for some time.

Now, Kirklees Council have released an update on the situation.

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In the video, a voiceover explains the landslip and describes the work that is being done. The council said the landslide took place during Storm Henk, and was caused by trees falling, which led to ground water seeping in and making the soil too wet.

Later on, in March, the council inspected the site, digging boreholes around the landslip. However, due the constant wet weather, the landslip has instead gotten worse, and is still moving even now, meaning the road has to remain closed.

The Dalton Bank Road landslip
The Dalton Bank Road landslip -Credit:Kirklees Council

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Kirklees Council said: "We know Dalton Bank Road is really important to residents and commuters, and we're working closely with specialist contractors to sort out permanent repairs. For safety, the road has to stay closed to all vehicles for now.

"We understand how inconvenient this is and we're doing everything we can to make the road safe again. We're really sorry for all the hassle and appreciate your patience and understanding.

"We'll keep you posted with updates as we make progress."