Seafront road closure as stormy seas arrive

Waves crashing over the seawall on Exmouth seafront this morning (Friday, January 3). Picture by Melvyn Hill. Waves crashing over the seawall on Exmouth seafront this morning (Friday, January 3). Picture by Melvyn Hill.

Friday, January 3, 2014
9:27 AM

Road closures have been put in place on Exmouth seafront this morning, with stormy seas spilling over into the carriageway.

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However, fears of storms causing mass flooding on the Esplanade and into the town centre do not yet appear to have come to fruition.

Road closure signs have been put in place westbound on Queens Drive by the lifeboat station, eastbound by the docks leading onto the Esplanade, and at Alexandra Terrace, although at 8.40am access could still be gained from Carlton Hill.

Exmouth and the rest of the East Devon coast has been subject to a severe flood warning from the Environment Agency overnight, with residents warned to stay away from the sea.

With high tide having passed on Friday morning at 7.40am, currently the only disruption from seawater is spray from waves spilling over the sea wall between the clock tower and the docks.

However, with bad weather expected to continue into the weekend the advice continues for residents to stay away from the sea, particularly during high tide.

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