The Portway in Bristol
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Tidal surge on River Avon floods Bristol streets

In Bristol, city centre streets were flooded with water from the River Avon at high tide.

Part of the A4, The Portway - which runs beneath the Clifton Suspension Bridge - was partially blocked by flooding.

And a number of other roads were flooded in the city, including Cattle Market Road and Cumberland Road, which caused delays to rush hour commuters.

But Bristol City Council said an emergency flood barrier used for the first time had protected about a dozen homes close to the Avon.

  • 03 Jan 2014