UPDATE: Tonight's Christmas lights switch-on cancelled in Exeter
A representative from Princesshay has informed thisisexeter.co.uk that tonight's Christmas light switch-on will not be going ahead.
The shops will be opening later but the lights will not be turned on tonight.
The decision has been made due to the heavy rain and wind currently battering Exeter.
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However the Guildhall lights will be switched on tonight.
The Exeter Christmas light switch-on event in the city centre could be cancelled today as the decision is “under review”.
A meeting will be held at 10am this morning between Princesshay management and City Centre manager John Harvey on if the event will go ahead.
John Harvey told thisisexeter:
“We have been monitoring the weather closely overnight and the nature of the weather warning means we will have to have a very close look at if we should hold the event this evening.”
The city centre manager went on to stress that even if the actual switch on “event” is cancelled the lights will go on and shops will be open later as planned.
The decision will be announced at roughly 11am this morning, keep checking thisisexeter.co.uk for updates.