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North Devon snow: Warning not to travel as Beast from the East strikes again

PUBLISHED: 12:34 18 March 2018 | UPDATED: 09:43 19 March 2018

The A399 near the Challacombe turning on Sunday morning. Picture: What's On Combe Martin

The A399 near the Challacombe turning on Sunday morning. Picture: What's On Combe Martin

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People have been urged not to travel as another deluge of snow hit North Devon overnight.

The A399 near the Challacombe turning on Sunday morning. Picture: What's On Combe Martin The A399 near the Challacombe turning on Sunday morning. Picture: What's On Combe Martin

An amber weather warning from the Met Office remains in place, with snow likely to fall well into the day and strong winds that could lead to drifting.

Police report the A361 Mullacott Hill near Ilfracombe is blocked both ways due to snow between Kingsley Avenue and the Mullacott roundabout and it is understood several cars have become stuck.

There are reports of heavy snow on the A399 around Blackmoor Gate, with vehicles being abandoned and traffic being turned back at Challacombe. It seems likely the road will close shortly or has been closed.

Craig Wonnacott and Clair Rice took this video at around 10am of the A399 from Challacombe and through Blackmoor Gate

The A39 at Countisbury Hill is closed.

The latest from Lynton and Lynmouth is that the roads are passable for a 4x4 but Lynmouth Hill has been described as very treacherous.

Lynmouth Coastguards and Lynton Fire Service have combined services again, based at Lynton Fire Station. People have been asked to take care if venturing out and look out for elderly neighbours.

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust is once putting plans together for volunteers with 4x4s to get staff to North Devon District Hospital – staff or anyone with an enquiry are asked to call the switchboard on 01271 322577.

Check back for more details as we have them.

* Why not send your snow pictures to us at newsdesk@northdevongazette.co.uk

Snow at Lynton this Sunday morning. Picture: Ashley Clarke Snow at Lynton this Sunday morning. Picture: Ashley Clarke

Station Hill at Lyntin this morning (Sunday, March 18). Picture: Naomi Gubb-Fradgley Station Hill at Lyntin this morning (Sunday, March 18). Picture: Naomi Gubb-Fradgley

Snow at Brendon. Picture: Hayley Jones Snow at Brendon. Picture: Hayley Jones

The A39 at Barbrook on Sunday morning, March 18. Picture: Naomi Gubb-Fradgley The A39 at Barbrook on Sunday morning, March 18. Picture: Naomi Gubb-Fradgley

Snow drifting on the A39 near Lynton. Picture: Gemma Ligat Snow drifting on the A39 near Lynton. Picture: Gemma Ligat

Snow at Brendon. Picture: Hayley Jones Snow at Brendon. Picture: Hayley Jones

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