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Thursday, 27 November 2014

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Barrow to Ulverston coast road to remain open despite flooding

POLICE have said the Barrow to Ulverston coast road is passable with care despite some standing water.

A statment issued by Barrow Police said "We are happy to leave the A5087 Barrow to Ulverston road open. There is standing water but is passable".

Carr Lane leading to Biggar village on Walney was closed at its junction with Ocean Road on Sunday afternoon.

The Environment Agency had issued flood alerts for parts of Barrow and Ulverston ahead of high tide at 1pm on Sunday.

But the situation was not as bad as Saturday. Barrow Police and Cumbria County Council staff were poised on the Promenade on Walney ahead of the 1pm high tide, but the water did not quite make the road and there was no need to close it. 

Kirkby-in-Furness was not affected on Sunday. 

Looking ahead, the Environment Agency has issued a flood alert for the coast at Duddon Estuary for the high tide at 1.45pm on Monday.

Yesterday, winds and high tides lashed the Cumbria coast taking their toll on Barrow and surrounding areas with roads closed, trains cancelled, and power affected.

The Environment Agency has said Monday’s high tide is not expected to cause flooding.

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