Council calls for extra care on East Devon roads as Storm Christoph batters county

Motorists are being warned of potential difficult driving conditions in East Devon on Wednesday (January 20) as Storm Christoph batters the county.

Devon County Council has called for extra care on the roads across East Devon, and the whole county, as a Yellow Severe Weather Warning has been issued by the Met Office, with heavy persistent rain expected throughout Wednesday until around midday on Thursday (January 21).

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council cabinet member for highway management, said: “We could see flooding and issues with surface water on our roads over the next couple days, so we would remind everyone to take extra care.

“People should only be making essential journeys during lockdown anyway, but those who are out and about should be prepared for the possibility that driving conditions could be difficult.”

The county council said higher ground across the county was more likely to be affected but up to 50mm of rainfall could impact widespread areas, ‘potentially leading to surface water and flooding’.

The council warned against all but essential travel and urged against driving through floodwater.

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