Storm Christoph to bring heavy rain
A yellow weather warning has been issued for Devon, which comes into effect from midnight tonight, as Storm Christoph is expected to bring heavy rain. Some strong winds may also accompany the rainfall and add to travelling difficulties across higher and more exposed routes, says the Met Office.
The weather warning for Devon is in place until Thursday afternoon.
What to expect
- Flooding of a few homes and businesses is likely
- Bus and train services probably affected with journey times taking longer
- Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer
- Some interruption to power supplies and other services likely
Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council cabinet member for highway management, said: “We could see flooding and issues with surface water on our roads over the next couple days, so we would remind everyone to take extra care. People should only be making essential journeys during lockdown anyway, but those who are out and about should be prepared for the possibility that driving conditions could be difficult.”
Devon County Council is reminding people of the following advice:
• Avoid overnight travel unless absolutely essential as roads will always be more hazardous at night with poorer visibility;
• Be alert to fallen trees and branches, particularly on minor roads where they may not have been reported;
• Consider if your journey is essential and be alert to weather warnings;
• Never drive through floodwater or swollen flowing water, you don’t know how deep it is. Find an alternative route;
• Allow additional time for your journey;
• Reduce your speed and leave more space between you and the vehicle in front;
• Drive with care and according to the conditions.
For more information and travel advice from Devon County Council visit www.devon.gov.uk/winter_travel or for updates on Twitter follow @DevonAlert