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Roads flooded across the region

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After a weekend of heavy rain there are flooding issues across many parts of the region today (Sunday 3 January).

Some roads are blocked entirely and others are barely passable - drivers are urged to take care, and if driving through flood water to do so slowly, as bow waves are causing more damage to flooded properties.

Here is a list of the major roads currently affected. Let us know of any problems near you by emailing westcountry@itv.com or tweeting us @itvwestcountry.

CORNWALL

  • BLOCKED: A3058 Beacon Road blocked by flooding between the A30 (Summercourt) and the A392 East Road (Kestle Mill). Journeys between St Austell and Newquay are affected
  • JUST PASSABLE: Flooding on the A30 between A3074 Nut Lane and A3047 (Tolvaddon)
  • JUST PASSABLE: flooding on A382 Exeter Road between Newton Abbot and THE A38 (Drum Bridges)
  • APPROACH WITH CARE: Flooding on A30 Westbound between Polyphant Road and Fivelanes
  • APPROACH WITH CARE: Flooding on A38 Westbound around B3271, Saltash
  • APPROACH WITH CARE: Flooding on A3075 between A392 Trevemper Road (Newquay) and B3285 Halt Road

DEVON

  • BLOCKED: The A386 between Landcross and Great Torrington is closed due to flooding
  • BLOCKED: A377 Samford Courtenay road
  • BLOCKED: The Honiton road at Langford Bridge
  • BLOCKED: A382 due to flooding between Southbrook Lane and Bowring Mead
  • MAY CLOSE SOON: A39 at Brynsworthy - police are on the scene
  • MAY CLOSE SOON: A358 Weycroft Road
  • JUST PASSABLE: A381 Western By-Pass between Totnes and the A3122 (Halwell) due to flooding. Police advise drivers to approach with care
  • JUST PASSABLE: Flooding on A382 Exeter Road between Newton Abbot and THE A38 (Drum Bridges)
  • JUST PASSABLE: A35 at Willmington, near the bridge
  • APPROACH WITH CARE: Woodbury Salterton village - please avoid if possible
  • APPROACH WITH CARE: Marsh Barton Road, Exeter - flooding under the bridge
  • APPROACH WITH CARE: A386 outside Tavistock College - road flooded
  • APPROACH WITH CARE: A3072 Anvil Corner - flooding
  • APPROACH WITH CARE: Flooding on A3075 in both directions which is particularly bad at the Rejerrah Dip
  • APPROACH WITH CARE: A3122 Halwell to Dartmouth - deep standing water near The Forces Tavern
  • APPROACH WITH CARE: The Finlake road (B3344) - flooding
  • APPROACH WITH CARE: East Anstey near the Newpark Farm road
  • APPROACH WITH CARE: A385 at Dartington - flooded in the Marley Head area

County councils are not issuing sandbags - they are available from your district council or DIY stores.

This picture shows the extent of the stormy conditions at West Bay in Dorset which are set to continue till Monday Credit: Sam Rose

The Met Office has also issued further flood warnings for the region:

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Fire crews rescue man from floods

Crews were called to Burrow Road in Broadclyst at 5.30am Credit: ITV News

A man has been rescued after being trapped in his car in floods in Devon.

Two crews from Devon and Somerset Fire Service and a rescue boat were called to Burrow Road in Broadclyst near Exeter at 5.30am this morning.

Firefighters used water safety equipment to bring the man to safety.

'We can make a difference' say Dartmoor search and rescue

Dartmoor Search and Rescue teams are helping some of the victims of flooding in York. Credit: ITV News

Dartmoor Search and Rescue teams are helping some of the victims of flooding in York.

49 people have travelled up to Yorkshire, including swift water rescue technicians and water incident search managers.

The teams have also taken a boat and eight 4x4 vehicles with them. Alec Collyer from Dartmoor Rescue Group says it's about a making a difference.

Rescue teams from Exmoor, Cornwall and Dartmoor assist in flood rescue

Water levels were so high in Hebden Bridge they reached a cash machine at this Co-op Credit: PA

Rescue teams from Exmoor, Cornwall and Dartmoor prepare to head north to help in the rescue operation in the north of England after "unprecedented" levels of flooding.

Hundreds have been forced from their homes with York one of the worst hit areas with two dozen severe flood warnings, meaning there is a danger to life.

Rising waters continue to overwhelm flood defences in Lancashire and Greater Manchester where a month's worth of rainfall fell in a day leaving thousands of homes were left without power.

A woman is waist deep in water in Calderdale, West Yorkshire Credit: ITV News

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Protecting Somerset from floods: Giant pumps tested

Giant pumps tested to help protect Somerset from flooding Credit: ITV News

The Environment Agency has been testing giant pumps designed to help reduce the risk of a repeat of last year's flooding on the Somerset Levels.

The pumps will be on permanent standby at Dunball, ready to suck more than a million tons of water day out of the King's Sedgemoor Drain.

Somerset road will remain closed until August

Work on the road at Beer Wall Credit: ITV News

People in Somerset cut off by flood relief work have had an apology from the county council - because the job will take an extra three weeks.

The A372 at Beer Wall near Othery was shut by floods and pumping work for months last year.

It's been closed since the beginning of April so culverts could be installed, and it's not due to open until some time in August.

Rescue boat used during Somerset floods gets new home

The villagers have decided to loan their rescue boat permanently to BARB Search & Rescue. Credit: ITV News

A rescue boat which was a lifeline for stranded villagers during last year's floods in Somerset is being given a new home this morning.

Rescue boats were a lifeline for Muchelney residents during the floods. Credit: ITV News

It was bought after the village of Muchelney was cut off by the water, but now the road has been raised to prevent it being flooded again. The villagers have decided to loan it permanently to Burnham Area Rescue Boat (BARB) Search & Rescue in Burnham-on-Sea, which was first on the scene during the crisis.

The road to Muchelney was cut off during the floods, and the only way in or out was by boat. Credit: ITV News

£1.5 million project to improve flood defences completed

A £1.5 million project to improve flood defences on the Somerset Levels has been completed. Credit: Environment Agency

A £1.5 million project to improve flood defences on the Somerset Levels has been completed.

The purpose-built platform at Dunball Sluice, near Bridgwater, means flood water can be quickly pumped away. It also means flows in the Rivers Sowy, Parrett Tone and King's Sedgemoor Drain can be managed more efficiently.

A temporary platform was constructed at Dunball during the winter of 2013/14, which saw large parts of the Levels under water after storms. At its height more than 90 million tonnes of water covered an estimated 122 square kilometres.

The workis part of a £12 million programme of repair and enhancement of flood defence works across Somerset.

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