Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

PHOTOS & VIDEO: High tides batter North Devon coastline

21:03 01 February 2014

Residents attempt to unblock the drains as huge waves crash into Hele. Pic: Hele Mill.

Residents attempt to unblock the drains as huge waves crash into Hele. Pic: Hele Mill.

Archant

Another high tide has hit the region tonight causing road closures and power cuts.

Jedda Stidson posted this photograph from Ilfracombe tonight.Jedda Stidson posted this photograph from Ilfracombe tonight.

SEVERAL roads have been closed tonight (Sat) as high spring tides have once again battered coastal towns.

The high tide at 7.06pm has resulted in several seafront areas being closed off.

Golf Links Road in Westward Ho! is currently closed, as is the B3233 between Instow and the Bridge Lane junction.

In Westward Ho! police have cordoned off the seafront with dozens of people turning out to smash the storm.

Spotted any flooding?

Send your photos to newsdesk@northdevongazette.co.uk.

If you’re affected by flooding call Floodline on 0845 988

The huge waves have caused damage to some properties in Westward Ho! and the Fo’c’s’le Inn at Combe Martin.

PCSO Hannah Denton tweeted: “Damage to pub & shop from flying debris but no injuries #floodaware.”

Meanwhile in Lynton and Lynmouth, there has been a powercut, but is now thought to have been restored.

@wpduk tweeted: “There is currently a #powercut in #Lynmouth #EX35. We are working on the issue and we estimate to have the power restored by 21:30.”

Residents attempt to unblock the drains as huge waves crash into Hele. Pic: Hele Mill.Residents attempt to unblock the drains as huge waves crash into Hele. Pic: Hele Mill.

In Hele, huge battered the seafront, ripping up large chunks of tarmac. See the gallery on the right for more photos.

Update 10.30pm: In Ilfracombe, Wilder Road flooded and huge waves battered the Pier this evening (Saturday), with the sea surging on to the Quay and the Cove side of the harbour.

In a repeat of the storms earlier in January, police closed off the Pier, Landmark and parts of the harbour to prevent sightseers getting to close to the waves.

The Met Office is forecasting the winds will drop overnight, to 11-13mph by the time of high tide tomorrow (Sunday) which is at 7.37am, albeit once again high at 10.1 metres for Ilfracombe.

Click on the video above to see amazing footage of waves swamping Ilfracombe Pier, captured by volunteer Ilfracombe RNLI helmsman and coxswain Matt Simpson this evening.

Have you spotted any flooding? Email your photos to newsdesk@northdevongazette.co.uk.

Related articles

1 comment

  • I Pray every one is Safe and no loss of property.

    Report this comment

    George Ross

    Sunday, February 2, 2014

Other News Stories

12 minutes ago

Plans for riverside restaurants and multi-screen cinema would ‘further decimate’ viability of Barnstaple town centre.

Read more
13:24

Coastguard issues warning after phosphorus flares found at Croyde and Saunton in wake of Storm Doris

Read more
16:35

Marketing bureau launches competition to find North Devon Photographer of the Year.

Read more

A yellow weather warning is in place across North Devon from 6pm tonight for ice - with the possibility of snow on high ground.

Read more

Torridge District Council is inviting artists - both amateur and professional - to display their work along Landivisiau Walk in Bideford this summer.

Read more
13:00

The Indoor Market at Ilfracombe celebrates its current incarnation this Wednesday, March 1

Read more
12:01

Head to Barnstaple fire station this weekend to have your car scrubbed by uniformed fire fighters.

Read more
11:34

South West MEP Molly Scott Cato talks on the future of agriculture after Brexit

Read more

Torridge District Council will meet this evening (Monday) to vote on a proposed 3.6 per cent increase to council tax for 2017/18.

Read more
08:00

Spring into Action launch day on Wednesday, March 1 will prompt a month of activities to promote health in the town

Read more

Local Weather

Snow

Snow

max temp: 6°C

min temp: -0°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications