Storm fells trees and floods roads in Devon

  • 24 June 2012
  • From the section Devon

Areas across Devon have been affected by stormy weather and heavy rain.

In north Devon, the A39 has been closed at Upcott, affecting traffic between Barnstaple and Kentisbury Ford.

The A399 has been blocked at Brayford by a fallen tree at Shutscombe Hill. Highways officials said they cleared a landslip on the A386 near Beam House.

A fallen tree blocked a road at Holme Bridge, near Ashburton. In Plymouth, flooding closed Wolseley Road at the Barne Road junction.

Twelve flood alerts have been issued by the Environment Agency for rivers including the Dart, the Plym, the Otter, the Sid, the Axe and the Torridge.

The Met Office has predicted 20mm of rain across the county on Sunday, and up to 45mm in some places.

The Environment Agency said people should be prepared for possible flooding as the ground in many areas was already saturated.

However, it said roads and low-lying areas were most likely to be affected, and any flooding was not expected to be widespread.

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