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VIDEO: Weston seafront hit by floods

12:55 16 October 2012

Flooding in Knightstone Road, Weston

Flooding in Knightstone Road, Weston

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FLOODING battered Weston seafront this morning (Tues) - and one Mercury reader has captured this video of the waves wreaking havoc.

Water built up in Knightstone Road after rough seas, heavy wind and torrential rain overnight and early this morning, forcing motorists to slow to a crawl to make it through the water.

This afternoon the Environment Agency issued a flood warning (later downgraded to a flood alert) for high tides tonight (Tues) at 8.10pm and tomorrow morning (Weds) at 8.34am.

The agency has warned members of the public to take care when travelling near the seafront.

Check out this video sent in by Adam Forgie - and keep your eye on the cyclist...

Click the icon in the bottom right corner of the video to watch it in full screen.

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21 comments

  • What a joke the council are hang your heads I feel sorry for the businesses on the sea front the blonde Councillor woman on Points West didn't stop smirking on the news....... You think its funny to waste OUR money cleaning u your departments mess again Also like to point out how quiet our MP Johnny boy is this week unless he's busy celebrating all the media attention on Weston for being a laughing stock

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    Marty75

    Friday, October 19, 2012

  • As always, NSC run by incompetent people, and about as bright as a Toc H Lamp.

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    Chris Mass

    Thursday, October 18, 2012

  • I just heard the news - the reason NSC didn't closer the gates was that they were all in Warsaw in charge of the roof at the soccer game!

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    Roger Jones

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012

  • Classic, it should go on You Tube.

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    Neptune

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012

  • £21million spent to stop this happening. *thumbs up to the incompetent NSC* Perhaps they don't care now they've relocated to Clevedon.

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    Mart

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012

  • The wall just blocks the view of the sea from the road and will not stop the water, one word, incompetence.

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    Dale Walters

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012

  • I must admit, I felt sorry for that poor cyclist. The cars could have slowed down for him, bad driving actually.

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    Stork

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012

  • The gates don’t work. Last time they went to close the gates by the stone arch, i was watching in disbelief as three people were trying to close them and realising they are too big and meet in the middle too early! 20 minutes they stood there scratching their heads before they gave up and left them open. Once again NSC you have done really well, wasting our money.

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    Jimbo2020

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012

  • £21million well spent there.

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    Mart

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012

  • I echo Pete's thoughts...bet they close them tonight.

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    Bulldogwsm

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012

  • Its beyond belief that the council failed to close the gates just because there had been no flood warnings issued the day before, as had been said below a high tide and gales should be enough. To Jimbo2020's comment on the gates not closing properly: The gates aren't supposed to shut completely striaght, they should form a shallow 'V' when closed which effectively locks them together against the incoming force of any waves. The same principle that is used in lock gates on a canal.

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    matstone99

    Thursday, October 18, 2012

  • I dont know what we can trust NSC woth school,roads,flooding...... The truth no.

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    Simo

    Friday, October 19, 2012

  • I just heard the news - the reason NSC didn't closer the gates was that they were all in Warsaw in charge of the roof at the soccer game!

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    Roger Jones

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012

  • The new wall holds the water on the road and in local property very well, excellent job, money well spent, thoughtful that NSC left the gates open!

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    Andy

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012

  • I just heard the news - the reason NSC didn't closer the gates was that they were all in Warsaw in charge of the roof at the soccer game!

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    Roger Jones

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012

  • It is inexcusable that The Flood Gates weren't Closed during this week of High Spring Tides and coupled with the Forecast of Gales. I noticed this afternoon that there were some 6 or more Engineers attempting to Erect the Dutch Dam at the Entrance to Knightstone Causeway, hopefully it will be in place before tonights High Tide at 20:11 Hrs with a Predicted Height of 12.84 Mtrs. and of course there is a further Gale Warning in operation!

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    Pete Holder

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012

  • It is inexcusable that The Flood Gates weren't Closed during this week of High Spring Tides and coupled with the Forecast of Gales. I noticed this afternoon that there were some 6 or more Engineers attempting to Erect the Dutch Dam at the Entrance to Knightstone Causeway, hopefully it will be in place before tonights High Tide at 20:11 Hrs with a Predicted Height of 12.84 Mtrs. and of course there is a further Gale Warning in operation!

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    Pete Holder

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012

  • No doubt our leaders will be stepping down like the gentlemen they are or should be.

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    Simo

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012

  • The gates don’t work. Last time they went to close the gates by the stone arch, i was watching in disbelief as three people were trying to close them and realising they are too big and meet in the middle too early! 20 minutes they stood there scratching their heads before they gave up and left them open. Once again NSC you have done really well, wasting our money.

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    Jimbo2020

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012

  • Left the gates open? You couldn't make it up, could you? After spending all that money on flood defences.......no doubt they will 'trolley' out the old chestnut...'LESSONS HAVE BEEN LEARNT'!!!!

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    westonflyer

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012

  • I shouldn't laugh but that cyclist falling over right at the end was worth a second viewing.

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    GuerrillaMarigolds

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012

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