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Seafront closed as high tide hits Guernsey

High tide hits St Peter Port
A high tide hit St Peter Port's seafront on Tuesday

The Spring tide has hit Guernsey, without causing predicted flooding.

Homes and businesses in the area were given sandbags and put up storm boards as the island prepared for the impact of a 10.2m (33ft 6in) tide.

It followed three days of flood alerts and the closure of St Peter Port seafront to morning traffic.

Sgt Martin Harris, of Guernsey Police, said he thought the precautions were "the right move" with good weather stopping the flooding occurring.

Sgt Harris told BBC Guernsey: "We were very lucky to be graced with wonderful weather, you can't forecast that - or I can't anyway - and I think it was best to be forewarned.

"I think it's good for the businesses along here to be forewarned and I think it was good to motorists advance notice that we were closing the road."

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