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Roads update at 8:30pm Sunday 23 December 2013

Flooding

Posted on: 23 December 2012

The following roads and bridges remain affected by this weekend’s weather.

A377 Bishop’s Tawton is closed due to flooding.

A landslip on Network Rail land at Copplestone may have affected the highway.

Flooding issues remain on the A377 at Umberleigh.

There are temporary lights in operation on the A379 due to a wall collapse at Fir Tree Garage, Averton Gifford.

The A396 is closed at Cowley Bridge through Stoke Canon, with various places affected by flooding and landslips out towards Bickleigh.

The A381 Oggwell roundabout towards Abbotskerswell is partially blocked due to a landslip.

The B3358 at Challacombe has blown due to water damage.  Passable with care.

The B3236 at Atlantic Village.  A garden has collapsed onto the road.   There has been a landslip at Puttsborough near Croyde.

And a landslip on Station Road, Torrington.

A number of bridges in Braunton will need inspecting once flooding has subsided.

B3227 Taddiport Bridge is to be inspected on Monday 24 December.

Newton Bridge on the A399 remains closed.

A396 Oakford Bridge near Bampton is to be closed tonight.

Camp Bridge near Newton St Cyres is closed.

Gladhayes Bridge  at Clayhidon is closed.   Mucksworthy Bridge near Brayford is closed

Highways gangs have been dealing with a number of landslips, mostly on smaller roads around the county.

Devon County Council is asking the public to remain vigilant and careful on the county’s roads.

Motorists are advised not to drive through flood water or fords with heightened flows becasue they could put their lives in danger, or the lives of others who may have to rescue them.  Also the wash created by driving through flood water can cause further problems for nearby properties.

Driving at night in wet conditions can be especially hazardous as some storm damage or floods are not readily visible.

Listen and take head of weather forecasts and drive appropriately for the conditions.

Don’t drive too fast and remember to increase your braking distances.

Drivers should also be aware that problems on minor roads may not have been brought to the attention of the County Council’s Highways teams or the emergency services straight away, so are advised to travel carefully.

Devon County Council is working with colleagues at the Environment Agency, Met Office and Devon and Cornwall Police to monitor the situation over coming days and are ready to respond to emergencies.

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