'At least 30ft of the sea wall' at Dawlish washed away

First Great Western regional manager Lee Edworthy has tweeted that at least 30ft of the sea wall at Dawlish, Devon, has been washed away by the storms battering the south-west.


Latest info is that at least 30ft of the sea wall at @fgw Dawlish has been washed away leaving track suspended in mid air.

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