Storm Ines batters Channel Islands coastlines

Gale force winds and rain have once again battered the Islands' coasts.

Just days after Storm Ciara caused widespread disruption, Storm Ines - named by Météo-France - has made landfall over the Channel Islands.

In Jersey, Victoria Avenue - one of the main routes into St Helier - was closed in both directions during high tide, as was the Coast Road at St Clements. The closures led to backlogs of traffic.

Two schools in Jersey were forced to close after the storm caused damage to the roof of one of the buildings.

Two schools in Jersey were forced to close after the storm caused damage to the roof of one of the buildings. Credit: ITV Channel TV

In Guernsey, the west coast road was closed from the Imperial Hotel up to the Vazon Coast road, with the route being described as 'impassable'.

A flood alert and high tide warning was issued overnight, with islanders encouraged to find in-land routes for their journeys.

Water and debris was thrown over the sea walls on Guernsey's west coast. Credit: ITV Channel TV

States of Jersey Police say there was flooding in St Martin and St Saviour.

One resident described to ITV News the moment she realised her home was flooding.

One resident described to ITV News the moment she realised her home was flooding. Credit: ITV Channel TV

I couldn't get out because it had come in under my door and the area where I come out was flooded. I couldn't even reach the keys to open it!

Sue Dean, Resident

Meanwhile, an area in the centre of St Helier had to be closed off to the public as a window broke above the street in Colomberie.

This was the scene at El Tico Beach Cantina on Jersey's West Coast, where Storm Ines caused waves to crash over the walls.

Just along the coast, Watersplash posted this footage of its terrace overlooking the beachfront.

Weather woes will continue over the weekend with Storm Dennis set to arrive on Saturday.