Weather Warnings For Region

Severe weather warnings have been issued for parts of the region, with winds of up to 65mph and heavy rain predicted.

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M5 Northbound: Weather causing delays

Traffic is at a standstill on parts of the M5 Credit: ITV Westcountry

Strong winds and heavy showers have cause problems on the M5 Northbound. There are delays between between J31 A30 (Exminster) and J29 A30 (Exeter / Honiton), J22 A38 / B3140 (Burnham-On-Sea) and J21 A370 / B3440 (Weston-Super-Mare) and J19 A369 (Portishead) and J16 A38 (Aztec West).

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Bad weather keeps highway teams busy overnight

Devon County Council say their their highways teams have been busy overnight because of strong winds and heavy rain.

The County was hit by storms yesterday with gales of up to 60mph and downpours affecting local roads.

The Council’s Highway Operations Control Centre dealt with reports of more than 50 trees and branches down and eight flooding incidents between yesterday afternoon and this morning [Friday].

The County Council says all major roads are now open but branches and debris may still be affecting minor roads. People are being warned to drive with care, particularly on rural roads where some problems may not yet have been reported.

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