VIDEO: Wet weather causes chaos on Exeter and East Devon’s roads
The wet and windy weather is causing disruption on roads across Exeter and East Devon this morning.
A number of roads in the city are currently blocked due to flooding or fallen trees.
A weather warning, issued by the Met Office, is in place for the majority of Devon today with heavy rain predicted until 8pm.
Follow our regular updates below for the latest travel disruption and incidents caused by today’s heavy rain.
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A blocked drain on the old A30, just past Pathfinder Village, is causing flooding.
Elsewhere, a blocked drain on Bridge Road is causing disruption to motorists in the city centre.
Hugh Griffith, Highways Control Centre Manager for Devon County Council, wrote on Twitter: “Blocked drain on Bridge Road, Exeter causing flooding to one lane in bound. Gully Sucker on the way @devonroads.”
There is flooding of around 1inch deep on the B3179 between Clyst St George and Woodbury, as well as flooding at Countess Wear Roundabout in Exeter following a heavy downpour.
Honiton Road near Rifford Road is currently partially blocked due to flooding and man hole covers near Texaco Garage are popping off due to the water pressure. Hugh Griffiths said police may need to close the road shortly. We will keep you updated on any road closures as and when they happen.
New North Road junction with Streatham Drive in Exeter is also flooded after a very heavy shower.
There are hazardous driving conditions on the M5 between Junction 27 (A361, Tiverton) and Junction 31 (A30, Exminster) due to surface water.
The A38 at Kennford is blocked on the eastbound carriegway due to an overturned vehicle and flooding. The crash occurred just after the A379 junction at around 10am. Police are advising drivers to slow down.
Hugh Griffith took to Twitter to inform the public that the water at Countess Wear had been cleared.
He said: "Gully Sucker has been to Countess Wear roundabout #Exeter and cleared the drains, flooding now cleared @devonroads."
VIDEO: Flooding on Honiton Road, near Rifford Road, this morning.