UPDATED: Beaminster tunnel hit by vehicle

UPDATED: Beaminster tunnel hit by vehicle

Published by George Sharpe at 1:39pm 5th March 2020. (Updated at 7:50am 6th March 2020)

Temporary lights are in place at Beaminster Tunnel after it was damaged by a vehicle overnight.

Dorset Police say they were called at 00:22am last night (Thursday 5th March) to reports of large blocks in the road that appeared to have come from the tunnel.

Beaminster Tunnel

A Dorset Council spokesperson said:

"A team has been to site today and completed a visual inspection.

"It appears that an RTC occurred on the northerly (Mosterton) approach to the tunnel and has resulted in some minor damage to the right wingwall.

"At this stage the damage appears to be aesthetic however we will investigate further next week when we plan on starting the repair.

"The site is safe however we are arranging for temporary signals to be erected until a repair can be made."

 

The tunnel was closed for about a year in 2012 after a landslip which killed two people.

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