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Chunks of Edinburgh Castle rock fall on road

posted 24 Sep 2010, 05:49 by David Rintoul   [ updated 24 Sep 2010, 08:38 ]

An investigation has been launched after heavy rain dislodged a large boulder on the Castle rock face yesterday , narrowly missing motorists below.

Johnston Terrace was cordoned off after motorists alerted the police and reported chunks of debris falling from the rock face onto the road, narrowly missing their cars.

One passer-by described seeing rock shards "the size of bricks", with another saying the largest one was around the size of a "loaf of bread". Some had fallen onto the road and others onto the public path.

Police and council workers were called to the scene at 11am.

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