Devon roads hit by snow

ROADS across East Devon were hit by the overnight snow.

ROADS across East Devon were hit by the overnight snow.

The A38 / A380 at Telegraph Hill were closed at the Splatford Split junction at around 4am this morning (March 5) due to very heavy snowfall.

Highways Agency snowploughs had to deal with both Haldon Hill and Telegraph Hill before they were passable.

The roads were opened around an hour later.

The A361 North Devon Link Road in the Tiverton area had problems with cars and HGVs being stuck overnight and parts had to be closed.

On the A30 at Whiddon Down, Okehampton a lorry jack-knifed and police and Highways Agency attended at around 1am this morning.

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The A30 had to be closed from Bodmin to J31 of the M5 from the early hours, being reopened at various points around daybreak.

Around 50 cars and around 15 trucks were stuck on the Exeter-bound carriageway at various points throughout the night.

All roads are now open with county gritters preparing the roads for a cold night.

Snow had been predicted for yesterday night and temperatures will remain low today (Thursday) dipping to freezing in the early hours of the morning.