Landslide site cordoned off

THE site of a mini landslide in Cork city was cordoned off yesterday.

The early morning incident affected a private road serving three homes off Grattan’s Hill, above the Lower Glanmire Road and the Cork to Cobh railway track.

A portion of a retaining wall running alongside the road collapsed spewing a large mound of earth, stones and rocks on to the road. There were no injuries.

A team from Cork City Council’s buildings control unit visited the scene to assess the damage and said it is satisfied that there is no further risk to the public.

A spokesman described the incident as relatively minor.

He said a fence was erected around the affected area to maintain public safety.

However, he said that because the affected road is a private road, it is not the council’s responsibility to repair the damage.

He said a search of council files is under way to establish who the owner is.

Council officials will be in touch with the owner in due course to advise them of the remedial works needed to make the area safe, the spokesman said.


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