Homes Safe After Slippage

By bellmannews / July 18, 2019
digger outside house in Carron Gardens

TWO Stonehaven households have been given the ok to return to their homes after they were evacuated following a nearby road slippage.

Earlier today, the A957 between Invercarron Cottage until A92 in Stonehaven was closed due to subsidence. The occupants of two neighbouring properties were advised to relocate as a precaution whilst the extent of the damage was fully assessed.

The closure is in place for 21 days. Meanwhile the roads team is working with the risk manager to prepare a plan to enable the road to be reopened as soon as possible.

McLaughlin & Harvey’s community liaison officer has confirmed the two households affected have been informed that they can return home.

This crack was spotted at the pedestrian crossing by Stonehaven resident Martin Sim

In June, the contractors on the flood protection scheme started work on the Low Wood Road and Woodview Court culverts of the Glasslaw Burn. The work is being undertaken in an area that has had previous slippage. There has also been recent heavy rain.

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