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Mop up continues after landslide in Foyers

The clearing up is continuing in Lower Foyers in the Highlands after a landslide damaged several homes.

It was caused when a pipe carrying water for a nearby hydro electric power station burst.

People living in Lower Foyers were woken in the early hours of Sunday morning by water and debris coming down the hillside.

Nobody was injured but several properties had to be evacuated and the road into the village was blocked.

Anne Neilson, a spokeswoman for Scottish Hydro Electric, which runs the power station, said the company was doing all it could to help to put things right.

She said: "I understand there has been quite a considerable amount of water that got into some of the properties causing quite a bit of damage, particularly the conservatory of one of the homes.

"Our loss adjusters will be dealing with these poor unfortunate customers and we'll be doing everything we can to help them."

The road into Lower Foyers has been closed, but people who need access are being allowed to use a private road which goes through the hydro electric station.

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