SPECIALIST fire crews are in Dawlish preparing to induce a landslide where workmen are repairing the rail network.
High volume water pumps and specialist operations crews from across the region are working with Network Rail on Exeter Road.
A spokesman for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said crews began assembling at 2.30pm on Friday.
The plan is to pump sea water at a high volume up the cliff and let it pour down again into area where the ground has become a hazard to workmen.
About 35,000 tonnes of soil is at risk of slipping.
The operation could last several days.
Source: Herald Express.
Yeah - I heard something along those lines from someone I know who is part of the 'orange army'. Wonder if it will delay the reopening of the line?
when is this happening ill watch it on the new webcam
its not in the area of the webcam taylorjack
oh where about is it then
along by Smugglers and Holcombe
Not sure because no-one's allowed onto the sea-wall but I think the work is at the site of the landslip 15 months ago - maybe they think the cliff is still not stable even with the steel rods which have been inserted, or maybe it's adjacent to the area they've netted
Also, taking good advantage of a 'free track possession' rather than an unnecessary one after opening.
The fire engines and pumps are just before Woodland Avenue.
Its at Sprey Point, there a pic on Eyes of Dawlish
Well that's certainly 'painted the roses red'
BBC Spotlight have got video footage of it at 6.30 tonight