Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton hit by storms

PUBLISHED: 11:34 10 March 2008 | UPDATED: 08:53 10 June 2010

Exmouth seafront saw huge waves yesterday

Exmouth seafront saw huge waves yesterday

Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton, together with surrounding towns and villages, were bombarded by storms last night and this morning, causing massive seas and damage across the area.

Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton, together with surrounding towns and villages, were bombarded by storms last night and this morning, causing massive seas and damage across the area.

In Exmouth, several trees were blown down and some roads flooded as strong winds combined with a spring tide.

The seafront saw waves up to 30 feet high crash over the seawall, bringing sand and pebbles onto the esplanade.

Trees over The Common were also ripped up, meaning drivers had to take driving to work.

In Budleigh Salterton, the River Otter looked more like a lake where the river joins the sea at Otter Head and just upriver, at White Bridge, the road was closed as the water lapped the top of the bridge.

See this week's Exmouth and Budleigh Journals for full coverage and dramatic pictures.

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