Devon

Landslide closes Ilfracombe promenade

  • 3 November 2013
  • From the section Devon
Image caption The area will remain closed until council staff have inspected the wall and the debris has been removed

The promenade in the north Devon town of Ilfracombe has been closed because of a landslide.

Severe weather on Saturday night is thought to have caused the landslide, which happened at about 19:00 GMT near the town's Landmark Theatre.

Part of a concrete wall was brought down, closing the car park. Police said no-one was injured.

The promenade will not reopen until it has been inspected by council highways staff and the debris cleared.

Strong winds also brought down a number of trees on Saturday and a Met Office yellow "be prepared" alert for heavy rain and gale-force winds will remain in force for Devon and Cornwall until 11:00 GMT on Monday.

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