Rivers across East Devon could flood as UK braces for wintry blast

PUBLISHED: 10:30 16 March 2018 | UPDATED: 13:17 16 March 2018

The Otter Valley floods most years and the village of Otterton is regularly cut off from Budleigh due to flooding. Picture: Peter Bowler

The Otter Valley floods most years and the village of Otterton is regularly cut off from Budleigh due to flooding. Picture: Peter Bowler

Peter Bowler

Rivers across East Devon could burst their banks in the upcoming day, bringing widespread flooding the region.

The Environment Agency (EA) has issued flood alerts for the Rivers Axe, Otter and Sid. It has also said flooding is possible in Exmouth.

The warning come as the UK braces itself for another hit of wintry weather.

The Met Office says Devon can expect rain and snow showers this Saturday and Sunday, with temperatures expected to drop to just above freezing.

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