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Last Updated: Tuesday, 17 July 2007, 20:48 GMT 21:48 UK
Mudslide risk keeps road closed
Aaron Gowdy captured this picture of Monday's storm brewing off the Antrim coast

One of Northern Ireland's most scenic routes is to stay closed for a second night, as risks of further landslides cannot be ruled out.

Torrential downpours across the north coast on Monday meant the Antrim Coast Road near Larne was not safe to pass.

A further inspection of clifftops above the road will be carried out on Wednesday afternoon.

The rain left a trail of devastation, with flooding and mudslides affecting motorists, businesses and home-owners.

Motorists were advised to avoid the Magheramorne area of Larne on Tuesday amid further flooding, and the Shore Road near Glynn was closed.

More than seven inches of rain have fallen since 1 June in Northern Ireland - double the average rainfall.

The Met Office said Northern Ireland had been stuck with low pressure off the west coast.

This, combined with warm temperatures, had been leading to the pulses of heavy rain.




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