Jersey

Storm Imogen winds close Channel Island roads and cause flooding

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Media captionJersey woman, Kelly Marie Laurent, took this video as a wave crashed over the sea wall in St Helier

Roads in Guernsey and Jersey were flooded by sea water after Storm Imogen coincided with high tide early on Monday.

Guernsey Police said roads on the west coast between Perelle in St Saviour and Cobo in the Castel were flooded.

In Jersey the main road, Victoria Avenue, was shut in both directions as winds reached 70mph at high tide.

Fallen trees caused other roads to close in the islands and tides of up to 10m brought debris over sea walls.

Condor Ferries fast ferry sailings between the Channel Islands, France and Poole were cancelled because of the winds on Monday.

Police warned, with high winds expected overnight into Tuesday, more trees could come down.

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Image caption An animated moving dinosaur from Tamba Park was blown into a pond by the wind
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Image caption The wind caused a number of trees to fall, closing roads in both islands
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Image caption Heavy winds and high tide caused sea water to come over the wall on to Victoria Avenue in Jersey

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