Exmouth road re-opens after fallen tree blocked the A376 for around seven hours.

PUBLISHED: 09:34 13 February 2018 | UPDATED: 15:52 13 February 2018

The oak tree that fell on the A376 on Tuesday, February 13, causing the road to be blocked. Picture: ACE Aboriculture Ltd

The oak tree that fell on the A376 on Tuesday, February 13, causing the road to be blocked. Picture: ACE Aboriculture Ltd

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Part of the A376 Exmouth Road near Exton Lane was blocked for seven hours today (Tuesday, February 13) after a tree fell.

The oak tree that fell on the A376 on Tuesday, February 13, causing the road to be blocked. Picture: ACE Aboriculture Ltd The oak tree that fell on the A376 on Tuesday, February 13, causing the road to be blocked. Picture: ACE Aboriculture Ltd

Part of a commuter route between Exmouth and Exeter has been blocked by a fallen tree this morning (Tuesday, February 13).

Devon and Cornwall Police is reporting that traffic has been queuing since 7.30am this morning due to the fallen tree on the A376.

It is believed the road is blocked near the junction with Exton Lane.

The Journal understands traffic through Woodbury is being affected as motorists look to avoid the area,

Devon Highways previously warned motorists the road is likely to be closed for ‘a couple hours’ while the tree is removed.

Devon Highways has said that tree surgeons are having problems removing the remains of the oak and have found another tree underneath. It is thought that the road will remain closed into the afternoon.

Devon Highways is hopeful it can be cleared before rush hour.

UPDATE: The road has since re-opened.

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