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Saturday, 04 July 2015

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Storm-battered Cumbria road re-opens after repairs

A VITAL road linking Barrow and Ulverston has reopened.

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FLOODING DAMAGE Torn-up tarmac and sand on the coast road between Long Lane and Riddings Lane on Saturday, which has reopened after wind and high tides caused major damage LINDSEY DICKINGS REF: 50057776B002

Work to repair the A5087 coast road was completed on Tuesday night.

The road was closed on Friday after strong winds and high tides caused some of the worst coastal flooding in the area for a decade.

As a result of the conditions, sections of the road surface were ripped up and parts of the coastline were washed away.

Engineers from Cumbria County Council are still carrying out work to repair sections of the walkway behind the sea wall, which is expected to last until the end of the week.

Over the weekend, county council workers removed 220 tonnes of debris from the road surface.

The repair work suffered a setback on Monday when the road was briefly flooded by another high tide.

The full cost of repairing the damage caused by the weekend’s adverse weather conditions is not yet known.

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