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There's still widespread disruption to trains in the South West, with buses in operation to cover the routes worst affected. On South West Trains there are no services between Exeter and Yeovil after the line was undermined by floodwaters. Much of Devon and Cornwall remains closed to rail services.
A tree has fallen across the B3137 Longdrag Hill just outside Tiverton. Half of the road has been reopened and Police are letting traffic past in small numbers. Engineers are working to clear the restof the tree and debris on the road.
The rain has caused travel chaos throughout the region today with train services disrupted and commuters forced on to replacement bus services.
Services have been suspended between Plymouth and Bristol after flooding at Tiverton Parkway.
And there were also no trains between Exeter St Davids and Yeovil Junction after a landslip on the line between Honiton and Axminster.
The problems could continue into the weekend.
Richard Lawrence reports:
The A396 Stoke Hill is partially blocked due to flooding between Stoke Hill and Chestnut Crescent.
This will affect traffic between Exeter and Tiverton. Drivers are advised to use Pennsylvania Road as an alternative route.
The A396 is closed in both directions closed due to flooding at the B3227 (Black Cat) junction.
Cars are being forced to swerve around part of a fallen tree which has fallen onto the A38 at Willowbrook near Wellington this morning
Here's an overview of the train services currently affected by the floods:
- South West Trains running replacement bus service between Exeter St. Davids and Yeovil Junction due to landslide between Honiton and Axminster. All day.
- CrossCountry between Plymouth and Bristol Temple Meads suspended due to flooding at Tiverton Parkway. No estimate for return to normal service.
- Disruption to First Great Western between - London Paddington and Plymouth - Bristol Temple Meads and Plymouth - Westbury and Plymouth. Up to 2 hour delays. Very limited replacement bus service between Exeter, Taunton and Bristol. First Great Western advise passengers not to travel today.
- Flooding between Swindon and Bristol Parkway. Causing disruption (up to 90 min delays) on First Great Western services between London Paddington and Cardiff Central - London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads.
Latest information on disruption can be found on the Network Rail website