Heavy rain causing flooding - stay safe

Heavy rain this morning is causing flooding across the South Hams, with lots of surface water making driving hazardous. 

Flooding on the Bantham lane - credit Paul Gunning 


Kingsbridge Police put out a reminder that a severe weather warning has been issued by the Met Office, saying "Storm Ellen is here". 
A spokesperson for the police said: "Heavy rain and strong southerly winds are forecast. Combine this with the high spring tide and there is a danger of localised flooding.
"Please take any necessary precautions. Stay away from coastal paths and be aware of the dangers when close to the sea. No photo is worth your life.
"If you see anyone in difficulty at the sea then call 999 and ask for The Coastguard."
Stay away from coastal paths and be aware of the dangers when close to the sea - no photo is worth your life

Flooding on the Bantham lane - credit Paul Gunning 
Hedge slip between Fowlescombe and Kitterford Cross (towards the A38) - credit Emma Sampson

As well as the Bantham lane, other people have been pointing out other roads that are flooded - the road between Moreleigh and Diptford, and standing water on the A379. 

Please drive carefully and expect the unexpected around corners, hopefully we all dry out soon. 

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