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Impacts of Storm Dennis still being felt

Photo: Bovey Tracey Fire Station

Drivers are being urged to be careful on the roads this morning - because of floodwater and fallen trees.

The A383 Bickington Road remains closed in both directions closed due to flooding between the between the Dartmoor Halfway Inn and Newton Abbot.

Near Totnes, Plymouth Road is closed in both directions due to flooding at Follaton

The B3193 at Chudleigh Knighton is blocked in both directions due to landslip from the B3344 to Teign Village

There also looks like problems on Newton Road with flooding near the racecourse.

In Shaldon, Marine Parade is closed due to landslip and fallen tree from Ness Drive to the Strand.

On the Moors the B3212 is blocked due to landslip and fallen tree from Lee Lane thats (Dunsford) to the Doccombe Turn-Off

The A384 did reopen yesterday near to Buckfastleigh.

Stuart Hughes, the councillor in charge of Devon's roads, has this advice

On the trains both Great Western and South Western railways are running services today after lines were blocked yesterday due to flooding.

Further afield there's been big problems in South Wales. A Met Office red alert and major incident was declared yesterday and a man was found dead after falling into a river.

In Bovey Tracey two elderly people had to be evacuated at the weekend after the River Bovey burst its banks.

Across Devon there's still 19 flood warnings in place and 30 flood alerts.

It comes as the Devon-based Met Office are getting a 1.2-billion pound supercomputer.

The government say it's to improve forecasting for airports and to better predict storms in the future.

Business and Energy Secretary and COP26 President Alok Sharma said: "Over the last 30 years, new technologies have meant more accurate weather forecasting, with storms being predicted up to five days in advance.

"Come rain or shine, our significant investment for a new supercomputer will further speed up weather predictions, helping people be more prepared for weather disruption from planning travel journeys to deploying flood defences.

"The new supercomputer will also strengthen the UK’s supercomputing and data technology capabilities, driving forward innovation and growing world-class skills across supercomputing, data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence."

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