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LIVE BLOG, VIDEOS + PICS: Weather updates across Cornwall

By WBJLock  |  Posted: February 14, 2014

  • Penzance as of 3.30pm today, two hours before high tide.

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CORNWALL is once again facing devastating storm conditions as strong winds, high seas and torrential rain blast the county.

The military have been drafted in to help deliver sand bags to those who need them most.

Cornwall Council has opened its multi-agency crisis centre, Silver Command, to deliver a co-ordinated response to the adverse weather.

The Prom at Penzance has been closed off by police while Sennen and Porthleven face the storm’s full force.

A wave measuring more than 17 foot was registered on Sevenstones buoy off the coast of Penzance.

Updates as they come in;

*Penzance train station is said to be completely under water.

*Take care - Cornwall Council has announced there will be no gritting tonight because their hands are full tackling flooding incidents.

*Penzance prom to remain closed until morning in order to remove debris.

*Crisis control command centre in Cornwall, Silver Control, will be reduced to a skeleton crew in operation from 4.30am on Saturday morning until two hours after high tide. Crews from the police and Cormac will be on standby in Porthleven from 4.30am on Saturday morning in case of problems caused by the strong winds.

*Military crews have been stood down and are returning to RNAS Culdrose.

*The fire and rescue service have been dealing with a number of calls related to flooding, including a report of a person trapped in a van in flood water at St Neot. The vehicle was pulled from the water by a tractor.

*The road at Kingsand is still closed as the result of flooding and damage to windows at the Institute.

*Crews from CORMAC and the Environment Service are still working across Cornwall. There is currently a lane still closed on the A390 at the Treliske roundabout, but the road at Tresillian has now re opened.

*Homes at Newlyn have flooded.

*Reports of up to 20 properties that have flooded in Penzance.

*Mevagissey is said to be severely flooded.

*A fallen tree has crushed a car near Treliske Hospital in Truro.

*All train services have now been suspended between Penzance and Plymouth due to flooding. No replacement services are available between Falmouth and Truro.

*A fallen tree has taken out power cables near Pool School.

*A downed tree is said to be blocking the Truro to Falmouth railway line.

*Fire crews are dealing with flooding in Fore Street in Fowey.

*Road closed near Trevenson Moor behind Cornwall College due to flooding.

*A fire crew is on route to Perranarworthal where there is a report of a tree falling onto the roof of a cottage.

*Three military teams are continuing to provide support at Bude, Helston and Penzance. There are also coastguard teams at Porthleven, Falmouth and Penzance.

*The river has burst its banks at Tresillian, flooding the main road through the village.

*Coastguard are keeping people away from Swanpool, Porthleven and Penzance sea fronts. They urge common sense as the storms roll in across the county.

*Swanpool Road in Falmouth has flooded. Police have closed the road.

*A389 near Washaway is currently blocked due to a fallen tree.

This video shows the moment waves smash into the bridge in Newlyn. By standers can be seen running for cover as a massive surge runs onto the street.

*A394 at Goldsithney is blocked both ways between B3280 and A30 due to a fallen tree.

*A391 at St Austell is flooded.

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