Care providers have had contingency plans in operation prioritising visits to those most in need and making arrangements with families and carers to ensure continued care where necessary.
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As heavy snow spreads across the county conditions are becoming increasingly treacherous particularly on higher ground and across Exmoor and Dartmoor.
“Care workers have moved heaven and earth to ensure that their clients continue to have the care they need over the last few days,” says Cllr Andrew Leadbetter, regarding the response to the severe weather.
While the thaw has set in across much of Devon around half a dozen communities near Lynton, North Devon, remain inaccessible.
Road conditions across Devon today have been described as ‘deceptive’ by the County Council’s Highways Operations Manager, Chris Cranston. “Despite relatively little snow overnight, the freezing rain across the county has left many roads still impassable, and people are beingaaa