IN PICTURES: Severe weather causes chaos in Honiton

PUBLISHED: 16:49 23 December 2013 | UPDATED: 17:23 23 December 2013

Honiton high street  closed due to bad weather damaging one of the roofs. Photo by Terry Ife ref mhh 0065-52-13TI

Honiton high street closed due to bad weather damaging one of the roofs. Photo by Terry Ife ref mhh 0065-52-13TI

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Drivers urged to take extra care on the roads.

Heavy rain and strong winds have battered Honiton and the surrounding villages.

Police were called to High Street at around 1.30pm this afternoon (Monday) after receiving reports of tiles falling from the roof of a property.

High Street and New Street were closed off for safety reasons and firefighters attended the scene and made the roof safe. The area has been fenced off.

The Highways Agency will be putting traffic measures in place so drivers are warned that they may be faced with delays in the area.

Reports have also been received of flooding on the A303 and trees down in that area.

The weather also brought down a tree in the Spring Field Road area of Honiton, which was blocking the road. It has been reported to the Highways Agency.

Power lines and phone lines have also been affected in that area.

On the A303 at Yarcombe members of the public reported power lines sparking. And a tree was down across the carriageway.

A tree was reported to be blocking one side of the road on the A303 at Upottery at around 1.05pm.

Police have also received reports of a fallen tree near Honiton Golf Course, which has snapped a BT cable. BT has been informed of the incident.

Drivers are urged to take extra care on the roads.


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