More heavy snow takes the region by surprise

HEAVY snowfall forced a temporary closure of the North Devon Link Road early this morning (Thursday). Cars and HGVs became stuck overnight as the region was hit by a second blast of wintry weather that appeared to take forecasters by surprise. Around 50 c

HEAVY snowfall forced a temporary closure of the North Devon Link Road early this morning (Thursday).Cars and HGVs became stuck overnight as the region was hit by a second blast of wintry weather that appeared to take forecasters by surprise.Around 50 cars and 15 trucks were stuck on the Exeter-bound carriageway of the M5, while the A30 from Bodmin to J31 of the M5 was closed until daybreak.The A38 and A380 at Telegraph Hill were closed at the Splatford Split junction at around 4am this morning and Highways Agency snowploughs had to deal with both Haldon Hill and Telegraph Hill before they were passable. The roads were opened around an hour later.On the A30 at Whiddon Down, Okehampton, police were called to assist a lorry that had jack-knifed at around 1am.According to the Highways Agency, gritting lorries had been running a "full winter service" overnight.


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