This video from the Environment Agency shows measures being put in place to prevent further flooding in Clyst St Mary.Up to 60mm or 5ins of rain is forecast for some areas - with 50 flood warnings in place across the South West.On the A30 at Sourton wind blew over a Land Rover towing a trailer.The crash blocked both lanes of thew A30 at 11.30am. Police say nobody was injured and the road is now passable.A recovery vehicle is on route to remove the Land Rover and its trailer.Rail commuters are also facing delays.First Great Western passengers in Devon and Cornwall have been advised not to start journeys to and from London because of flooding affecting lines in Devon. Buses are replacing services between Exeter and Taunton, and Plymouth and Bristol.Passengers at Exeter St Davids station faced disruption as trains to Yeovil Junction were cancelled, while replacement buses to Taunton extended journey times by up to two hours.There were delays of up to 90 minutes between Swindon and Bristol Parkway after trains were diverted due to flooding. Some services from London Paddington to south west stations were cancelled, while flooding caused disruption in Totnes, Tiverton Parkway, Weston-super-Mare and Westbury areas.CrossCountry trains cancelled its service between Plymouth and Bristol.Replacement buses were being run between Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton via Weston-super-Mare. Gdynia Way was been closed while firefighters pumped out flood water. The closure of the major route in and out of Plymouth has came after heavy rain began lashing the city at around 4pm.It was reopened at around 8pm.
Video uploaded to YouTube by CazBubA bridge over the River Culme between Exeter and Cullompton has collapsed. The bridge, near the B3181 at Bradninch, is not a main route, say police.Devon Highways Agency are aware.Station Approach near the centre of Plymouth has been closed to traffic and pedestrians because of a loose roof, damaged by the wind.
Police reporting that electric cables have come down across road at Nymet Rowland near Crediton. Electricy in the area is reportedly down and Western Power are on route.In Salcombe, a tree has fallen at Moult Hill.Police are on the scene and placing out road closuresA power cable has come down at Steer Point in Brixton near Plymouth. EDF have been made aware and police are on the way to assess the situation.The A361 North Devon link road at Tiverton is closed in both directions between the A396 Bolham Road junction and the A396 Heathcoat Way junction due to heavy flooding.Police have also reported a dangerously hanging tree about to fall on Cowley Bridge Road near King Edward Studios.In Plymouth Forder Valley Road is blocked due to flooding.There is heavy traffic in the area and police are directing traffic.Stop boards and a temporary dam are in place on the Grand Western Canal and holding back water after yesterday's catastrophic breach, engineers have said.Devon County Council opened the road which runs between Halberton and Sampford Peverell this evening, around 24 hour after it was shut because of fears another leak might flood houses in the village.Yesterday a large section of the embankment on the north side of the canal came away, draining a two-mile stretch of the waterway into fields. Workers were seen using a crane to lower several tonnes of earth into the canal earlier today to create a dam.The council said this evening that stop boards at Manley Bridge and the additional damming on the other side of the breach are nowsecure and not leaking - isolating the breached section.The water level in the lagoon to the Tiverton side of the remaining embankment is dropping slowly. Access to the breach in the embankment along the towpath has been sealed off, as this area is still unstable.It is thought that hundreds of fish and other marine life has been affected by the incident. There are also fears that the lagoon will have to be drained before repairs can be carried out.Engineers are due to reassess the situation in the morning.