The organisers of Honiton Carnival say tonight’s procession will go ahead.
Writing on their Facebook page an hour ago, they said the public should ignore any reports to the contrary.
The committee has been advised that the current inclement weather will subside by tonight.
Led by Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, as is tradition, the procession will move off from Ottery Moor Lane at 7.30pm and move into Exeter Road and then along High Street.
The procession will end in Monkton Road.
As well as attracting carnivalites from across East Devon and beyond, the event will showcase the talents of Honiton Twirlstars.
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