A road closed after a landslip in January is to remain shut for a “considerable time”, according to Kirklees Council.

A site investigation in Dalton Bank Road, Huddersfield, has shown that there’s continued movement and a “serious threat of danger.”

In the interests of public safety, Kirklees Council has installed physical barriers and road signage to prevent vehicles accessing the unstable area.

A diversion route is in place. Although Dalton Bank Road remains closed to through traffic, residents can access their homes from Nettleton Road and Bog Green Lane.

The council has warned that under no circumstances should any of the signs or guarding be moved to allow vehicle access.

Graham West, service director for Highways and Streetscene, said: “We have received several reports of motorists interfering with the traffic management system, which is both concerning and illegal.

“Anyone who continues to disregard the road closure is putting themselves and others in danger. Not only are these actions unsafe but they are also causing further damage and potentially delaying progress on the repairs.

“Anyone found to be interfering with the road closure could face enforcement action from the police.

“We will continue to keep residents and business owners up to date with progress as the programme is developed and further testing is carried out.

“We would like to thank residents and business owners in the area for their patience and understanding during these essential works and apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

The council’s Cleansing Team have been notified and confirmed that council operated refuse collections will continue as normal for the duration of the road closure.

Residents are asked to contact Highways Customer Care on 01484 221000 or email Highways.Maintenance@kirklees.gov.uk if they have further questions or comments.