St Mary’s Quay Closed As Storms Hit Scilly Again – 8.10am

Council emergency planning and Direct Labour staff are on standby again for the fourth day in a row as more storm disruption is possible. St Mary’s Quay is now closed. Harbourmaster Dale Clark says it is just not safe.

Highwater was at 8.05 and higher than expected reaching 6.2m.

The Lyonesse Lady will NOT be running to Bryher and Tresco as staff are unable to get down the quay and out aboard at high water. St Agnes freight delivery is cancelled due to the sea state.

St Martins residents will find out whether they can get deliveries at 0930 when a decision will be made.

Sergeant Colin Taylor warns parents walking their children across Old Town Bay that there is overtopping of waves and walking another route or using the car may be preferable.

The Met Office Yellow warning for wind and rain has meant some off-island school pupils travelled to St Mary’s a day earlier. Five Islands School Head teacher Linda Todd says some students, who are sitting mock exams today, stayed the night at the School boarding house on St Mary’s to make sure they reached the island.

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