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Rush hour disruption after burst water main floods Plymouth road

Rush-hour disruption after burst water main floods Plymouth road. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

A burst water main has caused extensive flooding on a main road in Plymouth and rush-hour disruption.

The north-bound carriageway of the Tavistock Road had to be closed by police while contractors from South West Water carried out repairs.

Devon and Cornwall Police said the incident happened between McDonalds and the back of Crown Hill Police Station.

A spokesman said: "The local water supply has had to be turned off and engineers are working to repair the main. We expect the disruption to continue for some time yet."

South West Water said customers were being affected, but would not confirm how many have been left without water.

Traffic queuing after burst water main closes Tavistock road. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

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Body recovered from Exeter Quay

Devon and Cornwall police teams have found a body in the search for Dex Johnston.

While officers say they are not in a position to confirm the identity of the body yet, the 24-year-old's family have been informed.

Detectives found the body in Exeter Quay at around 1.40pm today.

Dex Johnston was last seen on Saturday 28 May. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police
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