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Flood warning on Exeter to Paddington line

By EGaskarth  |  Posted: January 27, 2013

A flood warning has been put into force for parts of the River Exe - including the Exeter to London Paddington railway line - following rainfall overnight.

The Environment Agency issued the warning for riverside locations and roads between Tiverton and Exeter including Bickleigh, Thorverton Mill, Nether Exe, Brampford Speke, Upton Pyne, the A396 and A3072 at Bickleigh and the Exeter to London Paddington railway line.

An update from the agency at 11am said: "Rainfall has passed over Devon. However water from the upper catchments are draining downstream and the flood warning criteria has been met. River levels are likely to remain high through the first half of this week."

There are currently no reports of any problems to rail services across Devon and Cornwall.

An earlier warning for the upper River Exe, issued in the early hours of the morning after 20mm of rain fell, is no longer in force. 

For the latest information from the Environment Agency visit their website here

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