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Storm Dennis triggers 'rock fall' at Newquay beach

Storm Dennis triggers 'rock fall' at Newquay beach

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 6:22pm 15th February 2020. (Updated at 7:07am 16th February 2020)

Storm Dennis has triggered a 'rock fall' at a beach in Newquay.

Photos on social media show part of the cliff face has crumbled down at Great Western.

It has been reported to officials so the damage can be investigated.

People are being urged to avoid the area as strong winds and heavy rain continue to batter the Duchy.

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"Report of possible storm damage /rock fall at the bottom of the slip road at Great Western beach Newquay just at the part meeting the sand."

Protect Newquay Cliffs on Twitter

They added: "This has been reported to the out of hours Cornwall Council for a steward to investigate.  
"AVOID Great Western Beach slip road : cliff face collapse." 

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It comes as the Met Office has issued a double weather warning for the Duchy over the weekend, for gales and torrential rain.

Forecasters say the wild weather could also cause travel trouble, power problems and big waves.

A string of flood alert and 'immediate action' flood warnings are also in force for rivers across Cornwall.

You can check all latest information for incidents affecting the Duchy on Pirate FM's live blog here.

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