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Seven flood warnings across the South West

Last night's heavy rain is starting to have its effect on rivers across the West Country. The Environment Agency has now issued seven flood warnings for the region as the water levels rise.

  • River Axe (Upper) from Winsham to Axminster inc Chard Junction & Weycrof
  • River Teign (Lower) from Chudleigh to Kingsteignton
  • River Clyst from Broadclyst to Clyst St Mary
  • River Dart from Buckfastleigh to Totnes, including Staverton
  • River Yarty from Yarcombe to Axminster
  • A361 East Lyng to Burrowbridge
  • Curry Moor and Hay Moor

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Flood Warning: upper River Axe

The Environment Agency has issued a flood warning for the River Axe from Winsham to Axminster, including Chard Junction and Weycroft.

Particular locations at risk include:

  • Chard Junction - including the Three Counties Public House, Creamery and Broad Bridge areas
  • Broom, Wadbrook, Axe Farm
  • Weycroft - including Coaxden Cottages, Weycroft Mill and properties on the A358 around Weycroft Bridge
  • B3165 at Mosterton and Clapton

Up to 25mm of rain has fallen over the area in the last 24 hours. Rivers are rising in response to this rainfall. The main band of rain has now cleared in the area, but rivers will continue to rise during the afternoon.

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