Transport disruption and damage as floods hit again: UPDATES + PICTURES + VIDEOS

The flooding at Commercial Road

The flooding at Commercial Road

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Cornwall has woken up to flooding, closed roads, transport disruption and coastal damage, due to high tides, huge waves and strong winds. Keep checking back for more info and images as we get them.

UPDATE: Some services are now able to run to/ from Penzance but there are still delays and cancellations to trains. There's currently no estimate for when normal service may resume.

UPDATE: The A39 has now reopened. 

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At he spring tide this morning the residents of Harbour Village in Penryn were facing fast rising water. For a time St Thomas street was closed and the road by the Famous Barrel pub was flooded. The foot bridge over Budock Creek was awash. Information and image supplied by Peter Newns.

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The A39 was closed both ways at the height of rush hour this morning due to flooding around Cove Hill (Norway Inn). Due to the flooding and the River Kennall bursting its banks, the river was right across the road.

Have a look at this video

Police and highways staff are on scene and report the road will remain closed during high tide.

Road closures reported at Swanpool Rd Falmouth,St Thomas Street Penryn, and the A390 at Tresillian.

A3078 Marine Parade both ways closed due to flooding between Riviera Lane and Hillhead. Police report the road is impassable.

Two fire appliances from Penzance are pumping out properties on the promenade, crews are using light portable pumps to assist where they can.

This was the scene at the Pandora at high tide this morning.

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There was also reports of standing water on Commercial Road, Penryn due to the high tides.

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The quayside car park is also being overtopped by the high tide.

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This was the state of the road at Swanpool after the high tides and waves dumped debris.

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While the rain has seen a wall in Penryn partially collapse.

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Morrab Road in Penzance is flooded, with Frank Batt tweeting out this picture.

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All services suspended on CrossCountry between Penzance and St Erth due to poor weather conditions and signalling problem.

Tickets being accepted on local bus routes. Trains are unable to run to/ from Penzance as the poor weather is affecting signals in the area. There's currently no estimate for when normal service may resume. Also affecting First Great Western.

All sailings cancelled on St Mawes Passenger Ferry between St Mawes and Falmouth due to adverse weather conditions. Likely to be cancelled tomorrow also.

Falmouth Bay is rough to say the least, just look at this picture, tweeted out by Julie Skentelberry.

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Looe is badly hit agaijn by floodwater, these pictures were tweeted out by Julie Skentelberry.

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The pilings show where East Looe Quay ends and the river begins.

While kids are cut off from the school bus due to the high water on the Seaton to Downderry road.

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And this is what a high tide looks like on St Michael's Mount.

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And this little seal decided to seek some shelter at Penzance. Via Twitter

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Tweeted out by PDQProperty

This is Newlyn Green this morning. Tweeted by Andrew Wood @solosails.

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Damage to Penzance seafront (@LeeJPalmer)

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7:54pm Wed 5 Feb 14

InsiderintheEA says...

Inside the Environment Agency have been exposing the failings of the Environment Agency for going on a year now: http://www.insidethe
environmentagency.co
.uk - others have been exposing these failings for much longer.
Inside the Environment Agency have been exposing the failings of the Environment Agency for going on a year now: http://www.insidethe environmentagency.co .uk - others have been exposing these failings for much longer. InsiderintheEA
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