The area surrounding a road tunnel in Dorset where two people died in a landslide has been declared "unstable" by the county council.
Rosemary Snell and Michael Rolfe, from Somerset, were found in a buried car at the entrance to Beaminster Tunnel nearly a week after they went missing.
A meeting was held at Beaminster public hall on Monday evening to explain the response by the emergency services.
Attendees were told it would be several months before the road could reopen.
The public meeting was called to allow Dorset Police, Dorset Fire and Rescue and Dorset County Council to explain the circumstances surrounding the landslip and why Ms Snell and Mr Rolfe's bodies remained undiscovered for more than a week.
Police said at the time of the landslip it was not known that anyone was missing.
Photograph by Stephen Banks