Rain causes problems in Tiverton and across Devon
By PGStrange | Monday, September 24, 2012, 12:37
FLOODS AND heavy rain are continuing to cause problems across Devon, with some train services to London cancelled due to flooding near Tiverton and Exeter. A flood warning for parts of Tiverton - including Station Road, Lowman Green and Old Blundells - is still in place, but has been lifted in other parts of the town. However an amber warning from the Met Office remains in force across the South West region until 4pm this afternoon...
Heavy rain has caused flooding in parts of Devon, with some train services to London cancelled due to flooding near Tiverton
Drivers have been warned of hazardous conditions after nearly half a month's rain fell in 24 hours. Last night conditions were very challenging across many roads, with thick cloud on high ground, driving rain and heavy spray to contend with.
On the railways, South West Trains, Cross Country and First Great Western had to suspend services due to flooding near Tiverton and Exeter.
A flood warning is still in place for parts of Tiverton - including Station Road, Lowman Green and Old Blundells - but has been lifted elsewhere on the River Lowman. Flood warnings remain in place on other rivers in the Devon region, including the River Clyst from Broadclyst to Clyst St Mary. In addition there are flood alerts on the Middle River Exe from Exebridge to Tiverton, the Rivers Creedy, Creedy Yeo, Little Dart, Lapford Yeo and their tributaries, the River Otter and River Sid and the Rivers Haddeo and Batherm.
The agency has also strongly recommended that people stay safe by staying away from swollen rivers and not attempting to drive through floodwater.
The Met Office has said that conditions are expected to improve later, although more rain has been forecast for Wednesday.
Keep checking the Tiverton People weather for the latest updates.