Coast Road to be closed for “some time” after landslide
The scene on Friday as crews worked into the night to clear the road. (Image: Christopher Ossowski)
Police have said the Coast Road, between Glenarm and Ballygally, is expected to be closed for "some time".
It comes after an overnight landslide in the area, with the road being closed since early Friday morning, 27th October. A number of other roads in North Antrim were closed due to flooding after heavy rainfall.
Commenting on this afternoon a spokesperson for the Police Service of Northern Ireland said:
"Road users are advised that the Coast Road, which was blocked earlier today by a landslide between Glenarm and Ballygally, is likely to remain impassable for some time.
"Diversions remain in place on the Larne side towards Glenarm via Ballygally, Croft Road, Ballymullock Road, Deerpark Road and Shanes Hill Road; and on the Glenarm side towards Larne via the B97 Muney Road, Carnlough Road, through Broughshane village, Rathkeel Road and Shane's Hill Road.
"Please exercise caution due to difficult road conditions and seek an alternative route for your journey."