Rain causes wall in Dawlish to collapse

  • 23 March 2013
  • From the section Devon
Budleigh Cricket Club
Image caption Several parts of Devon have been affected by the heavy rain including Budleigh

Heavy rain in Devon overnight caused a 15m (49ft) long section of wall to collapse on to a main road in Dawlish.

Devon County Council said it happened on the A379 at the bottom of Teignmouth Hill. Highways crews are at the scene investigating the damage.

A second wall also collapsed in the High Street at Budleigh Salterton.

The Environment Agency has a flood warning in place for the River Clyst from Broadclyst to Clyst St Mary.

Flood alerts are also in place for the Lower River Taw around Barnstaple, the River Dart, near Dartmouth and the Exe near Exeter.

On Friday Jubilee Bridge, in Modbury, was destroyed when up to 50mm (2ins) of rain fell in 24 hours.

It had already suffered extensive damage as a result of flooding at the end of last year.

Ashburton Primary School near Newton Abbot was also closed after part of a road outside it collapsed.

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