Overturned car near Lympstone shows destruction caused by ‘Storm Emma’

PUBLISHED: 17:00 08 March 2018

A car lies on its side on Wotton Lane in Exmouth and others are left abandoned as the road becomes impassable due to snow, Picture: Felix Northover

A car lies on its side on Wotton Lane in Exmouth and others are left abandoned as the road becomes impassable due to snow, Picture: Felix Northover

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This eye-catching image of an abandoned car on its side near Lympstone illustrates the disruption and danger caused by last week’s heavy snow around East Devon.

A car lies on its side on Wotton Lane in Exmouth and others are left abandoned as the road becomes impassable due to snow, Picture: Felix NorthoverA car lies on its side on Wotton Lane in Exmouth and others are left abandoned as the road becomes impassable due to snow, Picture: Felix Northover

Young Exmouth photographer Felix Northover, captured the dramatic image while out with his mum Jane, on Wotton Lane, Friday, March 2.

The pair discovered the car while driving back from helping people out of the snow, with the aid of Jane’s 4X4.

They found other abandoned cars at the bottom of Woodbury, heading towards Budleigh Salterton.

A car lies on its side on Wotton Lane in Exmouth and others are left abandoned as the road becomes impassable due to snow, Picture: Felix NorthoverA car lies on its side on Wotton Lane in Exmouth and others are left abandoned as the road becomes impassable due to snow, Picture: Felix Northover

Felix said: “We revisited the area after helping people out the previous day, when the snow was stopping people from getting home.

“Many people had no option but to leave their cars and walk back home – we helped a couple that had a four-mile walk back in the freezing conditions.”

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