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EA completes emergency Somerset embankment repairs

The Environment Agency (EA) has announced that it has completed emergency repairs to an 85m stretch of flood embankment at Stannington’s Clyce, downstream from Bridgwater, Somerset.

Engineers were alerted after the embankment partially collapse leaving only the crest of the bank intact.

The location of the embankment close to where the Cannington Brook enters the Parrett estuary combined with predicted high tides led to sheet piled solution being delivered in four days.

According to EA officer Piers Hooper, the repairs are a temporary solution delivered ahead of the high tides this week and investigations are currently underway to find the cause of the collapse. Initial inspections suggest that the failure was an isolated incident.

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