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Removal of cliff fall debris
for Scarborough Borough Council are expected to remove around 20
tonnes of debris following a minor cliff slippage below the Captain
Cook monument at Khyber Pass in Whitby.
High Peak Access has been brought in to
carry out the work, following the rock fall over the Christmas
period. The contractors have been abseiling down the cliff face,
removing any loose material that potentially could fall.
The loose rock, earth and vegetation from
the cliff face, as well the debris which has already fallen, is
expected to be removed tomorrow (Friday), with some delays possible
for motorists using Khyber Pass and Pier Road.
The council has apologised for any delays
that motorists may encounter, but says the work is essential.
The weather is thought to have led to the cliff slippage, with
the weight of snow and ice, as well as the freezing, thawing and
refreezing action of the snow and ice, thought to be the