Updates: Flooding in Exeter and East Devon
Flood alerts for the Rivers around Exeter and East Devon have been upgraded to flood warnings with “Immediate action required.”
See below for live updates from across Exeter with travel and flooding information.
Devon County Council are urging drivers to take extreme caution on the road and look out for surface water and debris.
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The Met Office has also issued an amber warning for heavy rain and high wind covering Exeter.
There is a flood alert in place for the River Exe and Mid Devon Rivers.
The Met Office warning is in place for today and through to 11pm on Friday.
The Met Office said: "Rain-bearing systems will become slow-moving over southwestern parts of England and Wales leading to heavy and, at times, prolonged rainfall.
"40 to 60mm is expected to fall widely over southern parts of both Cornwall and Devon by the end of Friday with the potential for in excess of 100mm to fall over exposed southern and southeastern upslopes.
"Southeasterly winds will also increase to reach gale force around exposed coasts and also over high ground."
A representative of the Environment Agency said:
"Flooding is expected this evening and overnight. River levels are continuing to rise in response to the recent rainfall. Flooding of properties close to the river is likely. We are continuing to monitor the river levels and will update this message if the situation changes. The weather forecast is for persistent and heavy rain to continue to move across Devon throughout Thursday and Friday. Rain is likely to be intense through this evening and Friday afternoon but should clear late on Friday. Large rainfall accumulations are forecast on high ground."
Teams are out monitoring river levels and could upgrade some more alerts to flood warnings.
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