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Temporary flood defences installed in Boston

The flood defence reinforcements being installed in White Horse Lane, Boston

The flood defence reinforcements being installed in White Horse Lane, Boston

Temporary flood defences have been put up along the riverside in Boston to reinforce a damaged wall until a permanent fix can be made.

Environment Agency staff built the ‘demountable flood defences’ in the White Horse Lane area on Thursday after a 30-metre section of flood wall was damaged by the tidal surge.

The work is part of a total of 60-metres of temporary defences being put in to shore up the protection for people in the area.

Flood risk partnership manager Ian Russell said there were no more surges expected but the reinforcement was a precaution.

He said: “Our teams and contractors have been working around the clock to get repairs done.

“We are aiming to get all the temporary repairs finished by Christmas

“The piling we have been doing in the area made a real difference to the existing flood wall but the surge did cause some damage and we need to put that right.”

Other works on the flood wall include water-proofing along its mid-section to reduce potential seepage and one-tonne sandbags placed along the southern end to provide extra stability to the wall. Temporary repairs have also been made elsewhere at Slippery Gowt Lane and at Bath Gardens.

 

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