Cobb Road reopens earlier than planned after tree fall

A large lime tree blocked Cobb Road completely and damaged electric cables when it fell during Storm Arwen (photo by Richard Austin)

COBB Road in Lyme Regis has now reopened, after a fallen tree damaged electric cabling last weekend.

The large lime tree completely blocked the top of the road when it fell during Storm Arwen last Friday.

Emergency services helped to clear the debris and police and the fire service monitored the scene throughout the day as the torn-down cables electrified the adjacent railings.

Western Power requested that the road closure remain in place until December 6 to allow them to repair the damaged cabling, but the work has now been completed and the road reopened.

Traffic regulations along the Cart Road have returned to normal, meaning regular vehicles will no longer be permitted to drive along the full stretch of the seafront.

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