Police issue warning to East Devon drivers

Jack Marshall took this photo near the old factory in Ottery St Mary.

Jack Marshall took this photo near the old factory in Ottery St Mary. - Credit: Archant

Police warn ‘Do not drive unless necessary’ in torrential rain.

Motorists are being warned not travel unless ‘absolutely necessary’ as torrential rain continues to fall across Devon.

Heavy downpours have caused flash flooding on the county’s roads across the weekend in the wake of Storm Angus.

As rain continues to fall today (Monday) residents in Ottery St Mary have reported difficult driving conditions on roads near the old factory, Chineway, Slade Road and Shutes Mead.

Mill Street, Fairmile Lane and Alfington Road are reportedly ‘impassable’ due to weather conditions.


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PSCO Jack Stannard tweeted: “I’m currently struggling to find a route out of #OtteryStMary that isn’t flooded. Don’t drive unless absolutely necessary #Police

“So far I’ve been unable to get through Mill Street, Fairmile Lane and Alfington Road. Also A375 at Sidbury.”

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He also reported the A375 between Sidmouth and Honiton was impassable at Sidbury.

For the latest updates follow the Sidmouth Herald on Twitter @sidmouthherald and FloodAlerts for more information.

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