Road Closure due to Rock Fall

Published: 28 January 2022

DCC have had to close the A386 near Orford Mill, Great Torrington in both directions due to a rock fall. The location is to the north of the junction with the A3124 (the Winkleigh road) so effectively closes both routes.
One of DCC’s structural engineers visited this afternoon with support from Frederick Sherrell (local geotechnical consultant). They are concerned about the amount of rock that is now unstable and may continue to fall onto the carriageway. As such the road needs to be closed in both directions.
The scale of the problem is unknown at the moment but there is the potential for this closure to be in place for some time.