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Storm blasts hole in promenade at Newquay

Storm blasts hole in promenade at Newquay

Published by Emma Carton at 8:37am 12th February 2020. (Updated at 12:13pm 12th February 2020)

Photos: @maidinnewquay

Storm Ciara left a trail of destruction across Cornwall, including this huge hole that opened up in Newquay.

The damage to the promenade above Towan Beach was caused by gales and huge waves.

Hole above beach in Newquay
Huge waves, triggered by Storm Ciara, have blasted a hole in the promenade above a beach in Newquay. Photo: @maidinnewquay

The area has been cordoned off since the weekend, while emergency repair work is carried out.

That is expected to continue on Wednesday, however officials do not know how long it will take.

Newquay and St Columb Community Network have shared this statement from Cornwall Council.

"We have been undertaking temporary works this afternoon and this evening to fill the hole with some rocks and dumpy bags of beach sand, just to protect the wall and stop further erosion of the promenade behind it.

"We aim tomorrow (Wednesday) to carry on with work to make the hole safe and reconnect the services that are in there, then backfill it and resurface. 

"The timetable for this will depend on weather and the sea state".

Cornwall Council

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