Sidmouth drivers warned of road closures and more news

PUBLISHED: 07:00 17 January 2012

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Motorists in Sidmouth and Ottery have been warned a number of overnight closures will be carried out on the entry and exit slips of Junction 29 of the M5. Read this and more.

FLOODS: Fire safety bosses have urged Sidmouth and Ottery motorists not to risk their lives by driving through any flood water.

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ATTENTION PLEA: Drivers in Sidmouth and Ottery have been urged to pay attention to warning signs and collisions which have occurred in front of them on the road - particularly on motorways and dual carriageways. The warning comes from the fire service after an officer encountered an incident on the M5 in East Devon and witnessed many motorists ignoring signs and continuing to drive at speed, putting those involved in the incident and emergency services workers at risk.

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CLOSURES: Motorists in Sidmouth and Ottery have been warned a number of overnight closures will be carried out on the entry and exit slips of Junction 29 of the M5 this month. The M5 northbound entry slip will be closed overnight from today (Friday, January 13), next Monday January, 16, and Tuesday, January 17. Closures are part of a new link road to the old A30 at Blackhorse and junctions into Exeter Science Park which is under construction.

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WHAT DO YOU THINK?: All are welcome to join the Unitarian Old Meeting in Sidmouth to discuss ‘What became sacred text and why?’. The seminar is being held on January 20, from 2pm until 3.30pm and is followed by a discussion and tea and biscuits. The event is held in the Leigh-Browne room beside the church. For more information call Miriam Brown on 01395 513489.

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CRUISE THE PANAMA CANAL: Sid Vale Association is holding an illustrated talk on the history and geography of the Panama Canal on Wednesday, January 18, in the Manor Pavilion Theatre, at 2.30pm.


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