Weather causes problems in Exmouth area

A lamppost blew over onto a car in St Andrews Road in windy conditions yesterday (Monday).

A lamppost blew over onto a car in St Andrews Road in windy conditions yesterday (Monday). - Credit: Archant

Fire crews have had a busy time in Exmouth over the past 24 hours, dealing with issues caused by the severe winter weather.

And with the rain and wind set to continue throughout the Christmas period, the service has repeated its warnings to drivers to take care in potentially dangerous conditions.

On Monday, crews were called out to a property in Stevenstone Road which had been flooded, and made the building safe.

They were also called to Turner Avenue, where a dangerous structure was made safe, and Morton Crescent, where they removed a canopy from a hotel frontage.

Motorists also faced some flooding on roads surrounding the town, including on Salterton Road between Exmouth and Budleigh, and on the B3180 towards Woodbury Common.

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Moorfield Road was blocked by a tree, and a lamppost fell on a car in St Andrews Road.

Elsewhere in East Devon, a tree fell on power lines at Town Lane in Woodbury, and there was debris on the road at Monmouth Street in Topsham.

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Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said it had been called to 250 weather related incidents in the region overnight, and repeated warnings for motorists to avoid floodwater, and also keep a look out for any fallen branches or debris on the road.

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