When storms caused disruption in the Crediton area

By Crediton Courier Newspaper   |   Editorial   |
Friday 12th February 2016 3:49 pm
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The fallen trees at Yeoford on Monday. SR 0661 ()

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by Alan Quick

STORMS Henry and Imogen, brought strong gusts of wind and scattered, heavy showers to the area last weekend and at the beginning of this week.

Flooding was reported across the region, along with fallen trees and debris on roads.

At North Tawton, the A3072 was impassable due to flooding, two vehicles stuck in the floods at the location before the road was closed to traffic.

In North Tawton itself the road was flooded near the rugby club and properties were affected.

Emergency services worked at both scenes with pumps to try to ease the situation.

On Monday a large beech tree, about 150 years old, fell across the lane to properties near Neopardy, bringing with it an oak tree across the public road.

This resulted in the lower road from Yeoford to Crediton being closed.

The road from Tedburn St Mary to Crediton was also closed on Monday when power lines came down on the road.

The Punchbowl Recycling Centre was closed on Monday due to the excessively high winds.

There was a landslip at Cowley Bridge Road, Exeter and the A377 was closed due to a fallen tree at Umberleigh.

A tree wedged under the Lower Creedy Bridge at Newton St Cyres resulted in damage to the bridge and its closure to traffic on Monday.

A tree came down on the road from Nymet Cross (A377) to Nymet Rowland on Monday, blocking access to the village from that route.

Also the same day, a number of homes in the area were without power, including the Waie Inn at Zeal Monachorum, which resulted in the cancellation of swimming lessons.

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