Huge seas go easy on Penzance
PENZANCE seems to have escaped relatively lightly in the storms of the past few days.
Extra police officers were asked to be on duty at the times of the greatest risk – the times around high tides – but in the event, the expected surges turned out not to be as bad as had been feared.
The promenade – often an indicator of how bad a storm has been – remained open for all but one high tide, early last Friday morning.
The closure was brief, and it was open again by the time most people were making their way to work.
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Inspector Jean Phillips, of Penzance police, said: "The tide levels ended up not being quite as high as had been predicted; thankfully the winds were not at their most ferocious at the times of high tides.
"We did have some minor flooding cases but no serious incidents; the worst problems were in St Ives, where a number of businesses on Wharf Road were affected."