Weather delays arrival of sea defence rocks in Southsea

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BAD weather once again delayed the delivery of large rocks from Cornwall that will be used to fill the gaping hole in Southsea’s sea defences.

The stones were due to arrive in the city yesterday, but poor weather meant that didn’t happen.

A spokeswoman for Portsmouth City Council, which is leading the emergency repair works, said the rocks would arrive in the city later this week.

It is hoped the granite blocks will shore up the sea defences, which collapsed on Boxing Day when Storm Frank struck the area.

The move is part of an emergency operation to shore up the collapsed 100m stretch of the coastal wall with 2,000 tonnes of rock.