Storm Dennis hits East Devon

PUBLISHED: 07:17 16 February 2020 | UPDATED: 08:56 17 February 2020

A submerged car in Cownhayne Lane, Colyford on Saturday, February 15. Picture: Andrew Coley

A submerged car in Cownhayne Lane, Colyford on Saturday, February 15. Picture: Andrew Coley

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Motorists were advised to take care as Storm Dennis left some East Devon roads impassable.

The River Axe burst its banks near Axminster on Saturday, February 15. Picture: Andrew ColeyThe River Axe burst its banks near Axminster on Saturday, February 15. Picture: Andrew Coley

Travel has been disrupted in East Devon as a result heavy rain and gusty winds.

As forecast, Storm Dennis swept across the country, bringing with it high winds and very wet conditions.

Many roads were affected by surface water flooding, with water flowing off the fields, many of which were already very wet as a result of Storm Ciara last weekend.

Some roads became impassable as they were submerged by the floodwater.

Whitford Road, Musbury, on Saturday, February 15. Picture: Andrew ColeyWhitford Road, Musbury, on Saturday, February 15. Picture: Andrew Coley

The fields near Seaton Tramway and Seaton Wetlands on Saturday, February 15. Picture: Andrew ColeyThe fields near Seaton Tramway and Seaton Wetlands on Saturday, February 15. Picture: Andrew Coley

The River Coly on Saturday, February 15. Picture: Andrew ColeyThe River Coly on Saturday, February 15. Picture: Andrew Coley

A submerged car in Cownhayne Lane, Colyford, on Saturday, February 15. Picture: Andrew ColeyA submerged car in Cownhayne Lane, Colyford, on Saturday, February 15. Picture: Andrew Coley

A submerged car in Cownhayne Lane, Colyford,  on Saturday, February 15. Picture: Andrew ColeyA submerged car in Cownhayne Lane, Colyford, on Saturday, February 15. Picture: Andrew Coley

A boat on the River Axe on Saturday, February 15. Picture: Andrew ColeyA boat on the River Axe on Saturday, February 15. Picture: Andrew Coley

The fields near Seaton Tramway and Seaton Wetlands on Saturday, February 15. Picture: Andrew ColeyThe fields near Seaton Tramway and Seaton Wetlands on Saturday, February 15. Picture: Andrew Coley

A boast on the River Axe on Saturday, February 15. Picture: Andrew ColeyA boast on the River Axe on Saturday, February 15. Picture: Andrew Coley

The fields near Seaton Tramway and Seaton Wetlands on Saturday, February 15. Picture: Andrew ColeyThe fields near Seaton Tramway and Seaton Wetlands on Saturday, February 15. Picture: Andrew Coley

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