Devon

Devon esplanade reopens after tidal debris removed

Beach tractor
Image caption A beach tractor and a skip lorry were used in the clean-up operation on Paignton's Eastern Esplanade

A stretch of seafront in Devon has reopened to the public after a high tide led to its closure when debris was strewn across the carriageway.

Eastern Esplanade in Paignton was shut for two hours - until about 1430 BST - to enable a clean-up operation to be carried out.

A spokesperson for Torbay Council said that high water, coupled with easterly winds, had resulted in the debris.

A beach tractor and a skip lorry were brought in to assist the clean-up.

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