Flooded roads at Yeoford

By Alan Quick   |   Editorial Manager/Photojournalist   |
Saturday 2nd January 2021 7:19 am
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Local residents clearing the drains by Yeoford Chapel on Christmas Eve, the water level previously three feet deep. 1225 ()

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NOT quite 24 hours of sometimes torrential rain on already saturated ground and rising rivers led to floods in the area on Wednesday, December 23.

Some roads became rivers because of hedge trimming and blocked drains with leaves and debris with Yeoford being one of the villages that almost became an island again as roads were blocked by floods.

A van became stuck on the bridge at Keymelford near Yeoford where flood waters left that road impassable for a time.

A huge puddle between the Punchbowl Recycling Centre and Raddondown Cross has become a regular feature and the road at Yeoford Chapel was flooded again, at one time almost four feet deep. Local men cleared that, giving access through to Hittisleigh and Whiddon Down again.

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