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Roads closed and shop flooded as storms lash coasts

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MARKS & Spencer at The Quay, St Peter Port, was flooded on this morning's high tide.

MARKS & Spencer at The Quay, St Peter Port, was flooded on this morning's high tide.

The Fire & Rescue Service helped staff mop up the water.

Police closed The Quay for about an hour to stop rush hour traffic going through.

It was then opened to traffic travelling north to south.

There was deep water outside businesses from M&S to the Ship & Crown.

Civil protection volunteers helped with traffic control.

The west coast took another pounding from the sea this morning.

Motorists were warned to avoid the area because the coast road virtually impassable in many places.

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The coastal route at Vazon and Cobo was flooded by several inches and some of the largest waves were witnessed crashing over at L'Eree.

The road between Crabby Jacks and La Grande Mare Hotel was reported to be deeply flooded and there were rocks and other debris in many places.

Waves crashed over the sea wall at Perelle, knocking over wooden boards at the garage entrance and large parts of its car park were flooded.

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