Pictures and Video: River Exe at flood alert
As the rain continues there are currently 19 flood warning issued for South West Rivers including:
River Lemon from Bickington to Newton Abbot. Affecting Riverside locations and roads between Bickington and Newton Abbot, including Bickington, Chipley Bridge, Morley Bridge, Chercombe Bridge, Ogwell Mill and the A383.
River Dart from Buckfastleigh to Totnes, including Staverton. Affecting Staverton, and riverside locations and roads between Buckfastleigh and Totnes.
River Clyst from Broadclyst to Clyst St. Mary. Affecting Riverside locations and roads between Broadclyst and Clyst St. Mary, including Broadclyst, Ashclyst, Clyston Mill, Sowton Barton, Newcourt Barton, the A3052 at Clyst Honiton, and the B3181 at Broadclyst.
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River Axe (Lower) from Axminster to Axmouth. Affecting Riverside properties and roads between Axminster and Axmouth, including Musbury, Whitford Bridge, the A3052 at Colyford and the A35 at Yarty Bridge.
River Axe (Upper) from Winsham to Axminster, including Chard Junction and Weycroft. Affecting Riverside locations and roads between Winsham and Axminster, including Chard Junction, Coaxden Cottages and Weycroft
However River Exe is still currently at flood alert, meaning flooding is possible.
Heavy volumes of water are flowing into the River Exe around Exeter Quay.
The strong winds and heavy rain overnight created a fast flowing river and put the businesses and homes around the Quay on flood alert.
By mid-morning, water levels at the Quay were high but there was no immediate danger of flooding.
The Mill on the Exe pub had flood defences in place as the water level rose close to the pub’s beer garden on the water’s edge.
The stormy conditions led to choppy waters and very fast flows at Miller’s Crossing, as this video shot by Echo news editor Rob Sims shows.
He said: “I’ve seen the Quay much worse after heavy rain, and the flood defences are doing their job. At Miller’s Crossing it was very rough and there is a lot of water flowing into the river.
“Quite a few people braved the rain to take a look – the water was quite spectacular. One man watching said he has seen a large tree getting washed away by the river.
“The levels are high by the Mill on the Exe but it looks well defended.”
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