Wednesday saw heavy rain and strong winds for many, which caused trees to fall on roads, flooding, and trains cancelled in Dawlish. Now, the Environment Agency has placed several flood alerts across the two counties. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/flood-warnings-issued-devon-cornwall-3659447
Is it not possible to reinstate the gabions? Why were they legally required to remove them when they had worked in the past? It doesn’t seem to make sense.
It doesn't bode well for the sea wall defence scheme.
In 2017, the EA replaced the hard rock defences with giant tubes filled with sand, known as a Geotube The EA has now installed temporary measures to protect the 460m (1,509ft) Geotube Warren Golf Club manager John Langmead said he wished the original defences had been left in. Martin Davies, from the agency, said: "There weren't mistakes, the design was based on predictions which ...
When will someone say enough is enough and force CC to use their HST fleet on this line as these are not affected by the waves?
National Rail said: "A severe weather warning is in place at the Dawlish Sea Wall today. Consequently, from 08:30 until the end of the day, CrossCountry trains to and from Paignton / Penzance may be revised to start / terminate at Bristol Temple Meads or Exeter St Davids. Read more... https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/trains-devon-cornwall-cancelled-due-3655390
Should have served 2 years, peice of dog poop
A driver has been banned from the road after his own dash cam filmed him mowing down an 82-year-old pedestrian. She was airlifted to hospital and spent three months in hospital with head injuries and multiple fractures after the crash which closed the Exeter to Dawlish road for six hours. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/driver-who-recorded-himself-mowing-3649119
A burglar who failed to do community service work has told a judge that he could not do it because he was too busy working on flood defences in Dawlish. He received a nine month suspended sentence at Exeter Crown Court last year and was ordered to 125 hours of unpaid work. Another 24 hours was added for previous failures to attend. Read more... ...
The A379 Exeter Road in Dawlish is closed this afternoon because of a crash involving a pedestrian and a car. A police spokesperson said: "Police were called at 1pm today to Exeter Road, Dawlish following reports of a collision involving a car and a pedestrian. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/woman-hit-car-closes-dawlish-3616303