UPDATE: Telephone line fault fixed

Engineers now investigating cause of problem that knocked out landlines across much of East Devon.

Landlines are back up and running across East Devon following a fault that affected a large part of East Devon earlier today.

A BT spokesman said engineers are now busy investigating the cause of the fault.

We reported earlier how BT said an exchange in Exeter was at the root of a fault that knocked out landlines.

Engineers were working on the fault.

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Affected areas included Honiton, Seaton, Feniton, Ottery St Mary, Wilmington, Farway, Luppitt and Upottery, although lines in Exeter were working normally.

A BT spokesman said not every telephone in the affected areas was out of order.

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The fault was discovered at around 8.30am.

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