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Crashes after hazardous driving conditions on Devon's roads

By This is Devon  |  Posted: November 20, 2012

Comments (0) Heavy rain and soaking roads caused problems for motorists in Devon today.This morning police warned drivers of wet leaves, standing water and driving rain.It comes after numerous crashes in the region today.At 6:10am a 125cc motorcycle crashed in Dawlish.Police and an ambulance were sent to Teignmouth Road in Dawlish 100 metres past the junction with West Elliot Road.The female rider of the motorcycle has serious leg injuries and has been taken to the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital.Police say the road is expected to be shut for some time.The Highways Agency have set up diversions.At 7:30am a car crashed on Gallows Gate in Torquay.Three fire crews from Torquay used hydraulic rescue equipment and small tools to release the trapped male driver.He is said to have suffered back injuries.A recovery vehicle has been called to remove the damaged vehicle.A collision between two cars on the A38 caused delays on the A38 earlier.The crash occurred on the eastbound carriageway at the South Brent turn off.No injuries have been reported to police and the vehicles are now on beside the road.There are also reports of a collision on the B3344 between between Chudleigh Knighton and Bovey Tracey.Slow traffic was also reported on the Tamar Bridge heading in to Plymouth this morning.Bands of heavy rain could cause flooding in parts of the South West this week, the Environment Agency warned today.Some areas of South Devon were put on a flood warning this morning by the Environment Agency.Drivers reported flooded roads and problems with surface water at Long Road on the outskirts of Paignton and between Bovey Tracey and Chudleigh Knighton.Slow-moving downpours are set to hit parts of central, southern and south west England over the coming days, with more than two inches of rain forecast to fall in some areas.With the heavy rain falling on already saturated ground, there is a risk of rivers and groundwater flooding in counties including Somerset, Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.

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