Foam drifts in the seaside town of Cleveleys
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Sea foam swamps cars at seaside resort of Cleveleys

29 December 2011 Last updated at 16:34 GMT

Motorists in the seaside resort of Cleveleys in Lancashire have had to contend with three-foot drifts of foam blown in off the Irish Sea.

The sea foam - or spume - is caused by waves whipping up seawater containing the offshore breakdown of algal blooms.

This video sent in by David Hewitt shows the wintry conditions on the seafront on Wednesday.