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Southsea storm damage: Esplanade Road closed

Broken seats along the seafront Credit: ITV Meridian

A clear up is under way in Southsea after strong winds hit the Esplanade overnight.

Portsmouth City Council has put temporary road-gate closures in place along the seafront.

Staff have been clearing up at the Pyramids Centre Credit: ITV Meridian

A small section behind the Pyramids Centre, has also been closed off due to flooding.

Credit: ITV Meridian

Leader of Portsmouth Council, Donna Jones, tweeted pictures of the storm damage:

The council have released a statement saying the full extent of the damage is being assessed:

The flood defence gates were deployed on Friday 12 November in preparation for the adverse weather, and have been in deployment ever since. Unfortunately due to the severity of the weather some water still managed to get into the area.

For their own safety, the public are asked to respect the area sectioned off , between the Rocksby's Restaurant and the Pyramids Centre, and make use the alternate pedestrian routes available.

The Pyramids Centre is currently closed as the storm has caused flooding to parts of the building, affecting some public and administrative areas.

– Porstmouth Council statement

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