Take extra care on Devon’s roads

Photo of flooding in UplymeFlooding in Uplyme

Posted on: 28 November 2018

People across Devon are being urged to take extra care when travelling tomorrow morning (Thursday 29 November).

More rain and strong winds are forecast overnight. The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for winds, with gusts of over 50mph expected to be widespread across the county.

The worst of the weather conditions are expected after midnight and are set to continue until around 2pm tomorrow, with up to 20mm of rain also forecast. Coastal areas may take the brunt of the wind, but there is the possibility of damage and localised flooding in any part of Devon.

Strong winds have blown down trees in a number of locations this morning including the A3124 near Winkleigh airfield, Riverford bridge, the A3072 near the B3215 and North Tawton High Street. However, these have now been cleared.

Councillor Stuart Hughes

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Highway Management, said: “We won’t know what the full impact of the weather has been overnight until people are out and about tomorrow morning. Please give yourself plenty of time for your journey tomorrow in case the weather impacts on the roads.

“The wind could be strong enough to cause more damage so please be aware of the potential of debris on the roads and the possibility of flooding. Problems such as landslips or fallen trees and branches are least likely to be reported on minor roads so people travelling on rural roads should take extra care.”

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