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Canal breach threat receding; six foot hole opens in Exmouth

By mike_byrne  |  Posted: November 26, 2012

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Risk of evacuation for home owners in Halberton following canal breach has receded, as Fire Brigade pumps are successfully lowering the level of flood water in a field adjacent to the breached Grand Western Canal.Reinforced dams at either side of the breach are holding up.Pumps are also removing water from the eastern end and western end of the canal to help regulate canal water levels.Depth of the water, and the condition of the embankment is being constantly monitored, and the Council is hoping to reopen the road from Halberton to Sampford Peverell later this afternoon, conditions permitting.

Portland Avenue in Exmouth is closed after a hole approximately six foot deep has opened, as a result of heavy rainfall on already saturated ground.

The B3344 Teign Valley road is closed due to flooding.The B3181 at Westcott is closed due to flooding.And near North Molton, the road from Heasley Mill to Great Heasley is closed due to road surface deterioration.

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