Devon is on the road to recovery

Highways teams continue to work to get Devon moving again following the gale forces winds that hit the region on Friday.

Friday morning and early afternoon represented the ‘peak’ of Storm Eunice in Devon, with wind speeds recorded of up to 100mph in places.

And on Friday evening the temperatures fell and gritters were out in force with all the gritting routes treated...

Clear up continues as temperatures set to drop tonight

More than 150 highways officers worked round the clock to respond to hundreds of separate reports of damage caused by the wind across Devon today.

But with gritters being deployed tonight to counter the expected drop in temperature, and the amount of debris still on the network, people are being advised only drive tonight unless its absolutely necessary.

Friday morning and...

Storm Eunice: Risk of flooding to homes and businesses along the coast

The Environment Agency is urging people living in flood risk communities along the north coast of Cornwall, Devon and Somerset to prepare for flooding from a forecast tidal surge caused by Storm Eunice this Friday. The tidal surge is possible Friday morning, and the Environment Agency is urging people to take steps to protect themselves and their property from the risk of flooding. Strong...

Storm Eunice update: ‘strong winds’ to peak on Friday and continue over weekend

Devon County Council is advising people to only travel if absolutely necessary with ‘extremely strong winds’ expected over the next few days and reaching a peak in the early hours of tomorrow (Friday) morning.

The Met Office escalated its Yellow Wind Warning for the region, issued on Tuesday, to Amber. And now a Red warning has been issued for northern Devon and it’s coastline....

Storm Eunice: High winds expected early Friday morning

Devon County Council is advising people to take extra care when travelling this Friday morning (February 18) with Storm Eunice expected to hit the region in the early hours.

The south west is expected to be battered by gale force winds from midnight to mid-morning on Friday and the Met Office has issued a Yellow Wind Warning.

Winds in coastal areas are expected to be the...

Devon gearing up for Storm Barra

Devon is expecting another battering from the latest named storm tomorrow (Tuesday 7 December).

Storm Barra is forecast to bring gale force winds, particularly in coastal areas, from 9am tomorrow until 6pm on Wednesday.

The Met Office has issued a Yellow Severe Weather Warning for windy conditions throughout the next couple of days, with winds of up to 80mph in exposed...

Advice to take extra care on Devon's roads following latest weather warning

More heavy rain is forecast for Devon this evening and throughout the weekend, and road users are being urged to take extra care on the county’s roads.

Yellow Severe Weather Warnings have been issued by the Met Office for further persistent downpours tonight and over the weekend.

Heavy rain is forecast from 9pm tonight until 9am tomorrow morning with the possibility of up to...

Heavy rain expected - road users are being asked to travel with care this weekend

Road users are being asked to travel with care this weekend as rain is forecast and flooding likely in several areas.

A Yellow Weather Warning is in place with heavy rain expected intermittently from mid-morning Friday 18 February to midday Sunday 20 February.

Over the three days many areas will see between 10-20mm of rainfall, with as much as 150mm falling over the three...

Devon's gritters gear up for snow

Devon’s gritting teams are gearing up for the possibility of snow showers later tonight (Monday 8 February).

Extremely cold conditions are expected to continue all week and there is a risk of up to 5cm of snow over the next 24 hours, with flurries most likely in the east of the county.

Road surface temperatures are expected to fall to as low as -7C this evening, the lowest...

Overturned gritter at Holne

Devon preparing for an icy Monday morning

Snow showers and freezing conditions swept across Devon in the early hours of this morning and Devon County Council is warning of a significant risk of ice on Devon’s roads, particularly into tomorrow (Monday 25 January) morning.

Devon’s fleet of gritters have been working around the clock to treat the County Council’s salting network, but the authority is urging people to avoid all...