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Hole in sea wall by Old Grammar School

BIG DROP: A hole in Castletown car park, which is belived to have been caused by sea water going through the sea wall. PHOTO: John Maddrell JM130201 (47).

BIG DROP: A hole in Castletown car park, which is belived to have been caused by sea water going through the sea wall. PHOTO: John Maddrell JM130201 (47).

 

A BIG hole that appeared in Castletown car park was caused by seawater that has gone through a hole in the sea wall.

The hole, estimated to be 10 feet by six feet wide and up to 15 feet deep, appeared on Thursday in the car park by the Old Grammar School.

Castletown Commissioners immediately cordoned off the area to make it safe for members of the public.

The Department of Infrastructure also sent someone to the car park to look at the situation. After government inspectors surveyed the hole last Monday, clerk of Castletown Commissioners, Eddie Convery, said: ‘The sea wall has got holes on the other side, the sea was coming in and taking out the silt that formed the foundations and it collapsed into the hole.’ He said they will lift up adjacent slabs to see if there are further cavities in the vicinity.

The work will be done as a matter of urgency, he said. ‘It will have to be filled in and sealed and we will seal the sea wall to make sure it does not happen again.’

A structural survey will be carried out and a schedule of work will be decided, he said.

 

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