Rain causes problems across Devon; flood warning lifted for River Dart in Torbay
By PGStrange | Monday, September 24, 2012, 15:12
HEAVY RAIN has caused problems for drivers across Devon. A flood warning has been lifted for the River Dart in Torbay, but an amber warning from the Met Office still remains in force across the South West region until 4pm this afternoon, with the possibility of more heavy rain to come on Wednesday...
Heavy rain has brought difficult driving conditions across Devon
Drivers have been warned of hazardous conditions after nearly a month's rain fell in 24 hours. Yesterday road conditions were very challenging across Devon, with driving rain and heavy spray to contend with.
The Environment Agency has lifted a flood warning for the River Dart in Torbay, but warnings remain in place for other rivers in Devon, including the River Clyst from Broadclyst to Clyst St Mary and the River Lowman in Tiverton, plus flood alerts on the Rivers Creedy, Creedy Yeo, Little Dart, Lapford Yeo and their tributaries the River Otter, the River Sid and the Middle River Exe from Exebridge to Tiverton and the Rivers Haddeo and Batherm.
The agency has strongly recommended that people stay safe by staying away from swollen rivers and not attempting to drive through floodwater.
On the railways, South West Trains, Cross Country and First Great Western had to suspend services due to flooding near Tiverton and Exeter.
The Met Office has said that conditions are expected to improve later, although more rain may be on the way for Wednesday.
Keep checking the Paignton People weather for the latest updates.