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Jet dealer was lifeline to Cornwall

29 November, 2010
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A Jet site in Cornwall kept the county moving when flooding forced cars to use the forecourt as a road.


Barrie Richards, who runs St Blazey Service Station, closed for business and allowed cars to drive through his 110m-long forecourt and escape the six-foot deep flooding in the road.


The gesture led to floodwater covering a quarter of the site, and left jet washes coated in silt. "Flooding on the forecourt was being caused by vehicles moving too quickly and chucking up a two-foot tsunami, which left us completely lagged with four inches of thick of mud, sand and silt," said Barrie.


"The flood was caused by poor maintenance of the river infrastructure a mile away. The road brought the water down along with 300 tons of muck it was diabolical. In this instance nobody was seriously hurt, but unless there's a better emergency plan in place, who knows what may happen next time."

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