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Travel disruptions due to strong winds

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A number of roads around the region have been closed due to the poor weather conditions.

The M48 Severn Bridge is closed in both directions.

In Devon, the B3232 is closed at Roundswell due to a fallen tree.

Meanwhile, the Higher Dartmouth Ferry operating, between Dartmouth and Kingswear, is also out of action.

There is a power cut affecting residents in the Hartland area of Devon. Western Power say they aim to restore power by 8am.

Vehicles catch fire following collision in North Devon

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Roads in Knowstone, South Molton will remain closed for a while, following a serious collision between a lorry and a motorcycle.

Emergency services, including an air ambulance and fire crews, are at the scene near the Moortown Barton picnic area, parallel to the A361.

Both vehicles caught fire, leaving a motorcyclist seriously injured.

There are closures between Beaples Moor Cross and Marley Moor and at Moortown Cross.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area. Diversions are also in place.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact the police by email on 101@dc.police.uk or phone on 101, quoting log number 93 of 12/09/17.

Motorcycle accident on M5 causes heavy traffic

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Two motorcycles have been involved in an accident on the M5 northbound, between J26 for A38 Wellington and J25 for A358 Taunton.

There is currently heavy traffic on the northbound and stationary traffic on the M5 Southbound due to a rolling road block between J25 for A358 Taunton and J26 for A38 Wellington.

  • UPDATE:

Highways England has confirmed that all lanes on the M5 northbound between J26 and J25, Taunton are now running.

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Two lanes closed on M5 southbound causing major traffic delays

A broken down vehicle on the M5 has caused major disruption. Credit: PA

Two lanes have been closed on the M5 southbound, between J23 for A39 Bridgwater North and J24 for A38 Bridgwater South, due to a broken down vehicle.

There are currently major traffic delays, also caused by an earlier accident near J25 for Taunton.

The A38 has also been blocked both ways at Haldon Hill, between B3344 for Harcombe Cross and the Chudleigh/Kingsteignton turn off, following another accident.

Traffic is stationary in both directions, affecting travel between Exeter and Plymouth.

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