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Gritters deployed as roads hit by snow and flooding

PUBLISHED: 09:34 11 December 2017 | UPDATED: 12:01 11 December 2017

Snow on the A399 at Bratton Down this morning (Monday).

Snow on the A399 at Bratton Down this morning (Monday).

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Motorists are being urged to take care this morning (Monday) as snow, ice and flooding hits North Devon’s roads. Latest updates here as they happen.

Update 12pm: The A361 at Rackenford is experiencing heavy traffic due to an accident between the Rackenford and Knowstone turn-offs.

The A377 is partially blocked this morning due to flooding.

The road is ‘just passable’ between High Bickington and Kings Nympton.

Devon County Council gritters are still doing the rounds this afternoon.

The Highways team tweeted: “Gritters have been out on Exmoor and they are going back out for Dartmoor routes where we have snow on the carriageway especially around Rundlestone. A399 Bratton Down is improving but great care required when driving.”

9.34am: Cold temperatures, heavy rainfall and a scattering of snow has been causing trouble on the roads this morning (Monday).

Motorists are being urged to take care as they head out on their travels today.

Devon County Council has reported snow on the carriageway on the A399 and is deploying gritters to the scene.

On the road between South Molton and North Molton, there are also reports of some flooding.

Earlier this morning the B3232 was closed earlier this morning due to flooding near St Johns Chapel but has since reopened.

There were also reports of snow and sleet on the A361 Link Road near South Molton earlier today.

Last night the River Mole broke its banks at George Nympton and the A386 was closed at Landcross due to flood water.

Motorists are urgesd not to srive through flood water and to allow extra time for their journeys.

More updates as we have them.

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