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Devon roads closed, impassable, by floods

By mike_byrne  |  Posted: November 21, 2012

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Heavy rain has hampered travel on roads right across Devon with several routes being closed or made impassable by conditions.

Before 8am this morning, the A3052 was closed at Bowd Inn near Sidmouth and diversions were set up, Woolbrook Road in Sidmouth was impassable, the A3072 was closed at Bickleigh Bridge and from North Tawton to Bow, and the A377 was closed at Cowley Hill. The B3181 at Hayhouse, Broadclyst, was impassable, as was Langford Bridge  at Honiton, and the Totnes to Avonwick road. There were also two large landslips on the B3192 near Teignmouth Golf Club.

At 11.30am the following roads remain closed; Five Lanes, Compton Marldon;New Road, Bittern Park Road, Combe Vale Road, A379 Reed Vale in Teignmouth;B3121 Ermington;Vaughan Road near to the Labour Club in Exeter
A number of other roads were also affected by flooding and surface water but are open to traffic including:
B3179 - Clyst St George cars stuck leading to queuing traffic on the A376; A382 Whiddon Down;Chudleigh Knighton - Kingsteignton;A375 Cotford and Weycroft Bridge;A385 Shinners Bridge to Marley Head - both directions; A361 Gornhay Cross, Tiverton both carriageways;Halsdon Road and St. Johns Road, Exmouth;Clyst Road, Topsham;Harrington Lane, Exeter;The road past Darts Farm, Clyst St. George;Warren Road, Dawlish; A380 Olchard Lane Ideford; B3193 Finlake; A3072 No Man's Land, Shobrooke; Brickyard Lane and Staplake Road, Starcross; Lincombe Cross to Bradridge Cross, Dipford;The road from Whiddon Cross, Abbotskerswell; The road past Tower Court, Dunchideock; The road from West Lodge to Stag Cross, Willand.

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