Overnight rain is expected to cause further flooding of the River Clyst, warns Environment Agency

Overnight rain is expected to cause further flooding of the River Clyst, prompting the Environment Agency (EA) to issue a warning waters may be deep and fast flowing.

The EA said because heavy rain was due to fall overnight (Sunday, November 24), and into Monday morning, the River Clyst would remain high and ‘deep’ road flooding was likely.

Properties and farms between Clyst St Mary and Topsham, including Newcourt Barton and Cotts Farm, will start to flood first, the EA said.

Also at risk are properties and low-lying areas around Ashclyst Farm and Burrow Bridge.

The EA said there was ‘likely to be’ deep road flooding in the Burrow area, Broadclyst Bridge, Clyston Mill, Dymond’s Farm, Sowton Barton and properties and farms between Clyst St. Mary and Topsham.

The Environment Agency said it would be ‘closely monitoring’ the situation and issuing updates as necessary.

A spokesperson for the EA said this afternoon: “Residents are strongly urged to take action now.

“Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings.”

Broadclyst

The River Clyst flooded onto farmland and the road near Broadclyst Station after heavy rain on Friday and Saturday.
Photos: Steve Taylor.

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