A ROAD in Northwich will be closed from today, Thursday, to allow the council to make repairs following a recent landslip.

On December 28, Soot Hill in Anderton had to be closed in both directions as a result of a landslip under the carriageway opposite Cosgrove Business Park.

Now, Chester West and Chester Council has made an order temporarily prohibiting traffic on Soot Hill to allow repairs to take place.

This is in force until the works are completed – 'not exceeding 18 months'.

A notification reads: "Nothing in the order shall prevent driving upon the said lengths of road of any vehicle which is being used for the conveyance of persons, goods or merchandise to or from any premises situated on or adjacent to the lengths of road, or in connection with agriculture building construction works or repair and the like, or use in an emergency of vehicles for fire brigade, ambulance or police purposes."

Traffic should proceed via Marbury Road, Gibb Hill, Warrington Road, Marston Lane, Hall Lane, Manchester Road, Chester Way, Station Road, Chester Way, Castle Street, Winnington Street, Winnington Lane.

Barnyard Pet and Equestrian Supplies was one of the nearby businesses affected by the landslip, with staff discovering structural damage and mud and water inside their warehouse.

Cheshire West and Chester Council previously said: "A 3D laser scan survey of the whole site has now been undertaken which will help to inform further ongoing investigations."