UPDATE: The Environment Agency predicted 9.9m high tides in Cumbria today
Last updated at 17:49, Sunday, 05 January 2014
The Environment Agency predicted 9.9m high tides at Barrow and Ulverston today combined with high winds.
They say that due to a combination of high tides, strong winds and waves, onshore flooding may occur.
The high tide at Barrow was at 2.06pm hours today with the forecast tide level being 9.9m.
Yesterday there were fears that further flooding could take place after yesterday's freak tides and heavy winds caused damage to roads and property along the coast.
Three flood warnings were in place for Cumbria - for the west and south coast coast.
Meanwhile, Network Rail say there will be no trains on the west coast line after sea walls crumbled in yesterday's storms and 120 yards of track washed away at Flimby.
They said the line suffered 'significant' damage at several locations, including sea defences and walls washing away at multiple locations between Sellafield and
Services between Carlisle and Barrow have been cancelled as engineers assess the "huge task of repairing widespread damage", a spokesman said.
Bus services are replacing the trains.
Martin Frobisher, Network Rail area director, said: The storm and subsequent flooding has caused significant damage to the railway along the Cumbrian coast and our people will be working throughout the weekend to firstly assess the damage and then start work to repair our sea defences, track, replace equipment and remove debris from the line.
"We are sorry for the disruption this causes to passengers and we will be doing everything we can to reopen the line as early as we can.”
Call Floodline on 0845 988 1188, select option 1 and enter Quickdial number 022415 to get more information
First published at 10:38, Sunday, 05 January 2014
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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So no rail transport on the west coast and the A595 through Grizebeck is the main route from Barrow to Sellafield. It is a joke and the route needs upgrading. Support the petition:- http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/58205
When is the clean up on walney going to start or r the council just waiting for west shore park residents to float away.
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