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Coast road closed because of rock falls

Garron Point
The A2 road is closed near Garron Point outside Carnlough

A councillor has called for a geological survey after a road in county Antrim was closed because of falling rocks.

Part of the A2 road at Garron Point near Carnlough is closed after the third rock fall in the area in little more than a month.

The latest fall happened despite Roads Service giving the area the all-clear. The road will be closed for a week.

Sinn Fein councillor Oliver McMullan said geological expertise was needed.

He said: "The rocks are right on the edge of the road and the only place they can fall is on to the road itself.

"I think we need to look at this from an engineering point of view and come up with another solution."

He suggested that wire netting should be attached to the rock face, an idea that has been successfully used in Scotland.

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