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Waves lash east coast as sea shows strength

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AN EXTRA warning sign was put up yesterday after stormy seas catapulted part of a tree trunk into railings on the Castle Breakwater.

AN EXTRA warning sign was put up yesterday after stormy seas catapulted part of a tree trunk into railings on the Castle Breakwater.

The lower stainless steel bar was bent by the force of the impact.

Harbour master Captain Peter Gill said the trunk was removed yesterday and a temporary sign was put in place to warn the public of the danger on the breakwater – joining a permanent one already in place.

'When the wind is of that strength and direction, these are the things that you expect to happen,' he said.

With a 9.9 metre tide this morning and a forecast of south-westerly winds of force five to six, gusting to 40mph near showers, the Environment Department has closed the coast road at Perelle where the sea wall collapsed in October.

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