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Landslide and falling trees cause road closure in Shropshire border nature reserve

A road along the Welsh border was closed on Tuesday after a landslide.

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Police closed the A488 on Tuesday after a landslide and trees came down on the road

The A488 near Hope Valley Nature Reserve was closed on Tuesday evening after a landslide blocked the road.

Police from Bishop's Castle said there were trees down on the road between Ploxgreen and Hope.

Officers were advising motorists to avoid the area, while services worked to remove the debris.

It is not yet known how much longer the road will be closed for.

A message from the AA said: "Road closed due to landslide and fallen tree on A488 both ways between the Bentlawnt turn-off and the Snailbeach turn-off. Traffic is coping well. Affecting traffic between Hope and Minsterley."

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