Severe flooding hits North Devon

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By tinap | Saturday, December 22, 2012, 09:04

Heavy rainfall overnight has led to severely flooding across the region. 

Devon and Somerset Fire Service has received 130 calls over night relating to flooding, including Barnstaple, Croyde, Braunton, Wrafton and the Bideford areas.

Police are warning that many roads are blocked or passable, but only with care.They are also warning people not to walk through flood water, as 15cm of water is enough to knock someone off their feet.

The current situation (Dec 22, 9.00am) is as follows:

  •  No trains between Barnstaple and Exeter. There is no replacement road service
  • The A361 at the Heanton Lane junction at Chivenor is currently closed both ways
  • The B3231 Saunton Road in Braunton closed in both directions between the West Meadow Road junction and the St Mary's Road/Jone's Hill (Croyde) junction, because of flooding.
  • Police advise that all roads in the Braunton area are severely affected by flooding. 
  • A caller has reported that all routes out of Croyde are blocked as a local stream has burst its banks. 
  • A lot of surface water around the village of Muddiford, making driving conditions difficult.
  • The A361 at Muddiford Cross is closed
  • A lot of surface water, huge puddles and landslips on the Barnstaple to Lynton Road
  • A386 partially blocked and the carriageway is just passable between the A388 junction in Landcross and the B3227 Limer's Hill junction in Great Torrington, because of a landslip.
  • A39 Shirwell Road in Barnstaple blocked near the B3230 junction, because of flooding.

      

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