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Storm leads to delays at sea, walls coming down

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CONTINUING stormy weather has led to delays and cancellations for shipping services and there are warnings of potential flooding problems on the west coast as the tides get bigger later in the week.

Valnord Road was closed to traffic and pedestrians when a tall wall collapsed into the road. (Picture by Andrew Le Poidevin)

A tidal alert was issued for yesterday evening’s high tide of 9.2m. and a tidal warning for this morning’s of 9.6m.

This series of tides peaks at 9.8m. on Wednesday morning and force 8 westerly winds are forecast.

Condor’s services have been disrupted.

There is no fast ferry sailing to the UK today, although the company expects to be able to run the Rapide from Jersey to St Malo as the wind is predicted to drop slightly.

The Commodore Clipper ran an extra service yesterday, but technical problems with its public address system saw it being delayed while that was dealt with.

Heavy rain led to roads being closed due to collapsing walls.

Valnord Road, St Peter Port, was partially blocked when a wall collapsed on Sunday afternoon.

Yesterday afternoon Route de Lihou, St Peter’s, was closed between its junction with Rue du Longfrie and Rue des Grandes Rue due to a collapsing retaining wall.

Full story in today's Guernsey Press

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