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The latest stage in work to repair the busiest road in Torbay starts today. Livermead Road in Torquay was flooded by the rough sea over Easter after the sea wall was damaged. Rocks will be placed in front of the wall to protect the road from future flooding.
Raw sewage is no longer being pumped into the sea off the coast of Torquay.
South West Water says it has finished repairs to a key sewer which had been damaged when part of the sea wall collapsed at Livermead on Easter Monday.
While the sewer was being repaired, thouands of gallons of raw waste was diverted into the sea through the emergency overflow system.
The public had been warned not to swim at three local beaches on the English Riviera.
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The A3022 Torbay Road (Torquay Seafront road) is closed both ways for emergency repairs between Wheatridge Lane and Seaway Lanes. Repairs are being hampered by tidal conditions and the route will now stay shut until 14 April.
Buses are being diverted
All of Torquay's sewage is being pumped straight into the sea. People are being warned not to go swimming.
The sea wall at Livermead was damaged during rough seas on Monday and engineers have spent the last three days carrying out repairs because of fears the main sewer pipe could have collapsed. South West Water hopes to begin reinstating the sewer later.
Here's Richard Gilpin from South West Water
The breach in the sea wall at Livermead led to thousands of cubic metres of sewage having to be diverted away from the area.
The repair to the seawall has now been completed and South West Water is hoping to start reinstating the sewer pipe this evening.
Torbay's busiest road has been closed because of flooding from rough seas. The sea wall on one side of Livermead Road was supposed to be repaired but work's been delayed.
The Torbay MP Adrian Sanders wants to know why no flooding procedures were in place, and why it's taking so long to re-open the road.