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Floods easing, big freeze on way

By mike_byrne  |  Posted: November 26, 2012

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Conditions are improving today across the Devon's major road network, but highways engineers are concerned that sub zero temperatures later in the week will further compound damage to the network.

Highways teams have been out , scouting the major road network, identify problems and clearing up.

The A377, Exeter to Crediton is passable with care.

The B3227, Exeter to Bampton is closed due to flooding.

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Harts Lane in Exeter is closed due to a landslip.  Ludwell Lane, Exeter and Ridgewell Road, Topsham, are also closed.

Western Way, Exeter, is currently open but may be closed later to allow for work to remove the large tree root-ball, that fell at the weekend.

The main road into Christow is closed, cutting the village off.

A landslip on the road at Combeinteignhead has also closed the main road.

Chris Cranston, Devon County Council's Highway Operations Control Centre Manager, said : "We're targeting  most of the problems on the main road network today, before we're then able to look at making longer term repairs to areas damaged by the excessive rainfall and flooding.We're also prioritising communities, such as Christow, that have become  partially  cut off." 

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