Storm Dennis hits East Devon

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 - Credit: Archant

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 Coley

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

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 Coley

Whitford Road, Musbury, on Saturday, February 15. Picture: Andrew Coley - Credit: Archant

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

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

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

The River Coly on Saturday, February 15. Picture: Andrew Coley - Credit: Archant

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 - Credit: Archant

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 - Credit: Archant

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

A boat on the River Axe on Saturday, February 15. Picture: Andrew Coley - Credit: Archant

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

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

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

A boast on the River Axe on Saturday, February 15. Picture: Andrew Coley - Credit: Archant

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

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


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