January 13, 2017 7.42 pm This story is over 89 months old

High tides pass on Lincolnshire coast without major incidents

Better safe than sorry

Both the morning and evening high tides on the Lincolnshire coast, Humber and Wash areas have passed without major incidents, despite threats of flooding from the storm surge.

Authorities will continue to monitor water levels and check the sea defences overnight.

The Environment Agency issued flood warnings for areas of the Lincolnshire coast on Friday, January 13.

High tides at around 6.30am and 6.30pm had the potential to cause some overtopping and disruption.

More than 1.2km of temporary flood defences have been installed along the Lincolnshire coast. Photo: Environment Agency

The evening high tide saw some impressive waves at Cleethorpes and some overtopping at the Humberside Fitties caravan park.

However, Mablethorpe, Skegness and Boston emerged relatively unscathed as defences held up.

Soldiers have been helping communities along the cost prepare for the possibility of a tidal surge. Photo: British Army

Around 100 soldiers were deployed to the coast as part of the two-day operation, with officers from various police forces helping with the efforts.

Meanwhile, icy weather is still expected overnight across the county, but the weather is expected to improve towards the end of the weekend.

Rewind our live blog coverage of the storm surge preparations