Flooding causes major landslip threatening homes near Yate
Severe flooding has caused a major landslip near Yate with thousands of tons of soil cracking a retaining wall near homes this morning.
Six families in Church Lane in Old Sodbury have been evacuated to the nearby pub, the Dog Inn, amid fears of the wall collapsing and homes being covered in earth. A police cordon has been erected.
Resident Dave Moore, who lives in the row of cottages, said: "It was a big shock. I was woken by the police and a dog barking at about 9.30am. I was told I had to get out. The retaining wall has a big crack in it and fire crews are worried it may not hold. My house is a bit further up than the area affected so I was moved out a bit later.
"We have been told to get out for 24 hours and a lot of people are now staying in the pub."
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Two fire crews from Yate and a structural engineer were sent to the scene. Damage has been caused to some garages but no-one has been hurt.