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Whaley Bridge residents can return to their homes as dam stabilised

WorldNews Wednesday, 7 August 2019
Whaley Bridge residents can return to their homes as dam stabilisedResidents of evacuated Whaley Bridge have been told it is safe to return to their homes. Derbyshire Police said stability of the dam wall at Toddbrook Reservoir had been achieved at 1pm on Wednesday. More than 1,500 people had been evacuated from the Derbyshire town since Thursday following heavy rain, although a small number refused to leave their properties. Police allowed 55 households in the Horwich End area of the town to return home following a public meeting on Tuesday afternoon after the target water level was reached. After...
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Hundreds of Whaley Bridge residents have been told they can return home, nearly a week after fears over a damaged dam saw them evacuated. About 1,500 residents were removed from their homes last Thursday after the dam at Toddbrook Reservoir was damaged during heavy rain.

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