Update: Large hole forces overnight closure of road between Ottery St Mary and West Hill

Road closure in West Hill. Ref sho 04-16TI 9836. Picture: Terry Ife

Road closure in West Hill. Ref sho 04-16TI 9836. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Heavy rain blamed after culvert collapses

Road closure in West Hill. Ref sho 04-16TI 9836. Picture: Terry Ife

Road closure in West Hill. Ref sho 04-16TI 9836. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

The road between Ottery St Mary and West Hill will remain closed overnight because of a large hole that appeared this morning (Wednesday).

A recent deluge of heavy rainfall caused the culvert to collapse at Foxenhole Mill where police and highways teams attended the scene earlier today.

The resulting chasm in the road has been described as approximately one metre by 500 centimetres wide and around one metre deep.

Police attended the scene this morning and highways teams were alerted.


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A spokesperson for Devon County Council highways department confirmed the road will definitely remain closed overnight and said teams will return to re-assess the scene tomorrow (Thursday).

Drivers are asked to avoid West Hill road in the meantime.

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