East Devon flooding causes more chaos on roads

PUBLISHED: 11:03 15 December 2008 | UPDATED: 10:11 10 June 2010

EAST Devon was caught up in another round of flooding affecting roads from Clyst St Mary to Sidmouth.

EAST Devon was caught up in another round of flooding affecting roads from Clyst St Mary to Sidmouth.

Heavy rains left homes damaged and roads inaccessible after flash flooding at the weekend.

Exmouth was almost inaccessible, cut off by floodwater on the road from Sidmouth leading to the town.

Fire services were called to deal with the flooding on the Sidmouth Road at Clyst St Mary and a tree leaning precariously over the road just past the Cat and Fiddle pub towards Sidmouth.

Standing water at the Puffing Billy on the road to Exmouth and Bicton arena made roads impassable.

The fire, ambulance and police service attended to flooding in Woodbury and vehicles stuck at Clyst St George.

Dual carriageways were covered in up to 18 inches of water and several people had to be rescued from cars by fire fighters.

Otterton was particularly affected with a large flood plain as you entered the village.

The B3179 was closed both ways due to surface water and a landslip blocked the A377 by Half Moon Village.

At Exeter at the New North Road junction Streatham drive was one foot deep in water and there were also difficulties in East Wonford Hill and Hill Barton Rd.

* If you have any pictures of the flooding send them to devon.photographic@archant.co.uk


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