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Warning to stay away from ‘Britain’s deadliest road’ being used as a skate park after warping as it is still MOVING

SKATEBOARDERS and BMX cyclists have been advised to stay away from “the UK’s most dangerous road” which appears to have been hit by an earthquake – because it is still moving.

Section B4069 near Lyneham in Wiltshire was severely damaged, with the runway either completely broken or tilted at a 45-degree angle.

The damaged B4069 was used as an ice skating rink

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The damaged B4069 was used as an ice skating rinkCredit: SWNS
Skateboarders and BMX cyclists ignore signs on Britain's most dangerous road

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Skateboarders and BMX cyclists ignore signs on Britain’s most dangerous roadCredit: PA
B4069 near Lyneham, Wilts has been closed since February 17

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B4069 near Lyneham, Wilts has been closed since February 17Credit: SWNS
The road can cost millions of dollars to repair

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The road can cost millions of dollars to repairCredit: SWNS
The runway was cracked and split in some areas

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The runway was cracked and split in some areasCredit: SWNS

The road has been closed since February 17 – but some locals have used it as a skate park despite the dangers, posting videos on social media.

According to Wiltshire Council, earthquake-like damage was caused by unexplained underground movements that were still “moving”.

Local residents say subsidence has gotten worse over the past year and landslides are inevitable.

Wiltshire Council said it could not bring any heavy machinery into the site because it was too dangerous.

Dr Mark McClelland, transport cabinet member for Wiltshire Council, said: “B4069 at Lyneham Banks is extremely dangerous, and people should not attempt to reach it by car or on foot.

“The ground is still sliding, and anyone walking into the area could easily trip over uneven ground or experience more severe landslides.

“Anyone who visits the website is also violating traffic order and may be prosecuted.”

Dr McClelland told BBC Radio Wiltshire: “It could cost hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars to fix.

“The road was significantly damaged. Total could be up to 12 months.

“It’s not something that can be resolved in a matter of days or weeks.”

Dr McClelland added that in some places the road had “wobbled” up to 4 feet, and descriptions of it looking like an earthquake were accurate.

He added: “The ground below has slipped and we need to understand why that happened.

“The police have been very clear that it is very dangerous for motorists to ignore the signs.”

Fully curved line

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Fully curved lineCredit: SWNS
An investigation has been launched to find out what caused it

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An investigation has been launched to find out what caused itCredit: SWNS
Some drivers are still trying to drive down it - even though it's closed

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Some drivers are still trying to drive down it – even though it’s closedCredit: SWNS

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