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UPDATES: Roads flooded across South West

As severe weather warnings for wind and rain has been issued for areas across Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset, a number of roads are likely to be affected by surface water.

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  • FLOODING - Minions. There's a lot of flood water running from the fields affecting many back routes. Police advising to use main routes where possible.
  • APPROACH WITH CARE - A38. Flooding on A38 in both directions between Pound Hill and B3271 Liskeard Road. There is water across the roadway at Notter Bridge.
  • JUST PASSABLE - Trago Mills. Just passable due to flooding on A38 in both directions at Two Waters Foot. A support unit is en-route to assess situation.
  • FLOODING - Launceston. Flooding on A388 Tavistock Road between A30 (Callington Turn Off) and South Hill Road.
  • FLOODING - Tywardreath. Tywardreath Manor Road closed due to flooding at Polpey Lane. At least one car has become stuck.


  • FLOODING - Budlake. Flooding on B3181 between Mooredge Lane and Sidmouth Road.
  • TRAPPED CAR - Lyndford. Brentor Road in both directions blocked due to flooding at Lyndford Gorge. A car has become stuck between the two entrances to Lyndford Gorge. Fire and police services attending. Police advising to avoid the area.


Flooding affecting train services in Cornwall

Replacement bus services are running on Great Western Railway between Liskeard and Looe due to flooding at Looe.

The bad weather has meant that trains will be unable to run between Liskeard and Looe until approximately 12:45. Buses are replacing trains between these stations.

There is also a 50mph speed limit across the whole of the GWR network. Source.

The service between Par and Newquay is also affected by flooding at St Columb Road, which is expected to last until 14:00.


Royal Cornwall Hospital back on Black Alert

Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro. Credit: ITV West Country

The Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro is back on black alert status - for the third time this year.

Patients are being urged to use alternative services and avoid A & E unless they need urgent care. Family and friends collecting patients are being asked to do so as quickly as possible to free up more beds.

A black alert was also declared on the 8th and 22nd of January.

Andrew MacCallum, Chief Executive of the Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Trust says there have been delays in transfer of care.

We have seen significant demand on our hospitals in the past 24 hours with high numbers of emergency patient admissions and delayed transfers of care.

We are currently on a black bed status and have asked for additional support from our partner organisations and GPs to accelerate patient discharges, including the delivery of social care packages for patients ready to leave hospital.

– Andrew MacCallum


In the meantime the RCHT is urging patients who don't need emergency care to use other services like GP's and pharmacies to help ease the pressure.

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