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Severe disruption: A38 Devon eastbound

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A38 Devon eastbound severe disruption, from B3352 to A383.

A38 Devon - A38 in Ashburton partially blocked eastbound from Ashburton Rockpark Cross to Goodstone Junction, because of a broken down fuel tanker. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: A382 Devon both ways

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A382 Devon both ways severe accident, from Ringslade Road to Exeter Road.

A382 Devon - A382 Exeter Road in Stover closed and queues in both directions from the Ringslade Road junction to the Exeter Road junction, because of an accident involving a car.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: A383 Devon both ways

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A383 Devon both ways severe disruption, from B3195 Kingsteignton Road to Newton Road.

A383 Devon - A383 Newton Road in Newton Abbot blocked in both directions from the B3195 Kingsteignton Road junction to the Newton Road junction, because of flooding.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: A384 Devon anti-clockwise

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A384 Devon anti-clockwise severe disruption, between A38 and A385 Shinner's Bridge.

A384 Devon - A384 closed anticlockwise between Dartbridge Junction in Buckfastleigh and Shinners Bridge in Dartington, because of flooding.

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River Teign bursts its banks

The River Teign has burst its banks alongside the A38 and B3344 near Chudleigh in Devon and may flood the road, police have warned.

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Coastguard issues wave watcher warning

These wave watchers in Meadfoot, Devon, got a bit more than they bargained for this morning.

Torbay Coastguard said it had issued advice to those caught in the onslaught of a wave breaking over a wall.

“Even with high tide slacking off, there’s lots of debris in the water including large rocks,” the coastguard added.

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National League

Saturday's National League match between Wrexham and Torquay United is postponed because of the approaching Storm Dennis.

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Severe accident: Devon both ways

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Devon both ways severe accident, near Stuart Road.

Devon - Molesworth Road in Stoke partially blocked near the Stuart Road junction, because of an accident involving a car and a motorbike. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Flooding in Looe and Fowey

The high tide and stormy weather has caused flooding in Looe and Fowey.

Looe Community Fire Station posted a video on social media of the flooding.

The fire station said it had not received any call outs to flooded properties, but the road to the station was flooded.

Staff said anyone in danger and in need of assistance should call 999.

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There's also flooding on the A386 near Sourton and the Torpoint Ferry crossings are suspended "due to extreme flooding".

There's also flooding along the river in Kingsbridge.

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Dusting of snow on Dartmoor

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Snow fell on Dartmoor overnight.

A light dusting fell in the village of Princetown and on the surrounding moor.

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Severe accident: A38 Devon southbound

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A38 Devon southbound severe accident, from B3352 to A384.

A38 Devon - A38 closed southbound from Ashburton Rockpark Cross to Dartbridge Junction, because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Stormy weather continues to disrupt power and travel

BBC Spotlight

Further disruption is expected as stormy conditions continue to batter the South West.

A yellow warning for wind is in place.

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Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said it had dealt with several incidents since Sunday including a trampoline which had blown over a fence and on to a house, and a number of signs and roofs which had been damaged or loosened.

Western Power Distribution said about 500 properties were without power in Devon and Cornwall this morning.

There are reports of a large tree down on the A390 at Grampound and another on the A390 at the top of the St Mewan dip.

On Sunday winds gusted to more than 70 mph. Some trains and ferries didn't run, while Flybe cancelled most flights in and out of Exeter and Newquay.

Views sought on future of Dartmoor National Park

BBC Spotlight

People who live, work in, and enjoy Dartmoor National Park are being urged to give their views on its future.

A National Park Management Plan is being drawn up which aims to ensure Dartmoor continues to be protected and enhanced.

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Dartmoor National Park's website described the document as "the single most important plan for the future of Dartmoor National Park".

The current plan expired at the end of 2019 and work is under way to review and update the plan for 2020 and beyond.

A consultation on the document will open later and people can give their opinions until mid-April.

Severe disruption: A38 both ways

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A38 both ways severe disruption, on Tamar Bridge.

A38 - A38 in Saltash closed on the Tamar Bridge junction, because of strong winds.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: A38 Devon southbound

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A38 Devon southbound severe disruption, from A38 to B3344 Chudleigh.

A38 Devon - A38 in Whiteway House blocked and a temporary closure southbound from Harcombe Cross to Chudleigh, because of a break down.

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Devon MP jokes 'man flu' is worse than coronavirus

Adam Durbin

BBC News Online

Johnny Mercer
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Defence Minister Johnny Mercer has joked to MPs his "man flu" is worse than coronavirus.

The Plymouth Moor View MP's voice was strained when addressing Parliament at defence questions.

During some confusion over who was to reply to a question from an opposition MP, Mr Mercer told the Speaker he was "not very well" .

"It's not coronavirus, it's worse - it's man flu," he said.

The coronavirus epidemic has killed more than 361 people and infected 17,000 in China since the beginning of the year.

Man 'slammed' into pavement in unprovoked attack

Rebecca Thorn

BBC News Online

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man in his 30s suffered a broken cheekbone and nerve damage when a stranger "slammed" him into the pavement.

The victim was knocked unconscious following the assault in Queen Street, Barnstaple on 12 January.

The attack happened between 00:50 and 01:00 GMT near to the Beats Working Shop and Fever nightclub.

Officers said the offender - a white man - was with one woman and two other men. The woman is described as white with long brown hair and wearing bright, flowery trousers.

The two white men are said to have blonde/mousey-coloured hair.

Det Con Sarah Richards said: "This is a seemingly unprovoked attack on the victim by a complete stranger.

"Police would like to hear from anybody who witnessed the attack and particularly anyone who can identify the offender."

Severe disruption: A38 Devon northbound

BBC News Travel

A38 Devon northbound severe disruption, from B3380 to A384.

A38 Devon - A38 in Lower Dean closed northbound from the B3380 junction to Dartbridge Junction, because of drainage and barrier works. Diversion in operation - via B3380.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time