Clear-up underway after Storm Dennis

Highways teams have been flat out over the weekend dealing with issues thrown up by the latest winter storm.

Storm Dennis caused more flooding incidents than those seen during Storm Ciara the previous weekend and a number of issues are still affecting some local roads.

Crews are out clearing trees, landslips and debris from roads, as well as clearing gullies and drains.

The A377 is blocked by a fallen tree at Colleton Mills and partially blocked by a landslide at Half Moon, where temporary traffic lights are in place. The B3213 Dunsford Hill remains closed until further notice due to a major landslide and the A383 at The Dartmoor Halfway Inn is closed due to flooding.

Efforts are also being made to clear a landslide on the B3193 Teign Valley Road near Trusham Quarry in order to try and re-open it later today, and teams are also dealing with a landslip at Marine Parade in Shaldon.

While a number of flood warnings and flood alerts remain in force, there are currently no severe flood warnings for Devon.

Several roads were impassable over the weekend as numerous rivers burst banks and drains were deluged by rain for 48 hours.

The B3176 near Sidmouth and A384 near Buckfastleigh were closed on Saturday due to floodwater but both re-opened on Sunday afternoon.

Yesterday saw fallen trees blocking the A39 at Shirwell near Arlington Court, A386 at Meeth, B3181 Exeter Road at Cullompton near Padbrook, A3072 Bow to North Tawton, A379 between Shaldon and Maidencombe, and B3196 California Cross near Modbury. A dry stone wall also collapsed onto the A382 between Bovey Tracey and Lustleigh.