St Marychurch Road remains closed – drivers also urged to avoid National Parks

Posted on: 20 March 2018

Highways teams worked round-the-clock to clear and treat roads across Devon as temperatures overnight dropped below freezing.

The lowest road temperature recorded was -4.8 at Rundlestone on Dartmoor

The major commuter route St Marychurch Road from Penn Inn to Watcombe is still closed due to drifting snow.

Crews are using a snow blower and a gritter to clear the route. Please avoid the route and use the A380 instead.

Please stay away from Dartmoor and Exmoor as some routes are still impassable and crews are working hard to get them clear as soon as possible.

There remains a high risk of vehicles getting stuck and this could hamper our clearance of the snow.

There is a 12ft, mile-long snowdrift on the B B3358 and B3223 at Simonsbath and crews are working hard to reach the hamlets that are blocked in by snow.

Some small settlements still blocked in on north coast. The A399/A30 is passable with care to and into Somerset.

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways Management said: “There are currently no other major problems on the primary network but some roads need re-treating which crews are doing this morning, so please do take care when driving. Pavements may also be icy in places so please take care when out and about.

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