Road near Ottery St Mary re-opened after fallen tree debris cleared

Gale force winds brought tree down in Toadpit Lane on Monday forcing police to close the road

Gale force winds brought tree down in Toadpit Lane on Monday forcing police to close the road - Credit: Archant

Highways teams work to clear aftermath of Storm Imogen

Gale force winds brought tree down in Toadpit Lane on Monday forcing police to close the road

Gale force winds brought tree down in Toadpit Lane on Monday forcing police to close the road - Credit: Archant

Toadpit Lane near Ottery St Mary has re-opened after debris from a fallen tree was cleared last night.

Sergeant Chris Leisk of the Ottery neighbourhood police team confirmed officers closed the road yesterday (Monday) when the toppled trunk was hanging precariously and presented a danger.

He said while highways teams were assessing the situation the tree fell completely across the country road.

Teams cleared the debris and Devon County Council confirmed this morning the route is again clear.


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Police are warning all motorists to drive with care, particularly in hazardous weather conditions.

The advice to people driving on country roads is to brake before the bend in anticipation of unseen dangers that may lie ahead.

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