Motorists warned of black ice

3.30pm Snow Update: The police are warning motorists to take care on the roads as the temperature drops in the next couple of hours leading to black ice.

The police are warning motorists to take care on the roads as the temperature drops in the next couple of hours leading to black ice.

Several more roads have also opened up including the M5 junction 30 is now open, the A361 North Devon Link Road, the A39, the A30, the A380 has one lane open in both directions and the A38 has one lane open in both directions.

The A386 is still being cleared.

All emergency services and agencies have worked with a co-ordinated approach and with no critical issues.


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This approach has enabled the police to deliver the best services possible in the current conditions.

Roads are reopening and the police is now planning for the cold weather this evening.

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Drivers are warned to stay alert and watch out for potential spots of black ice - particularly as the day progresses and temperatures fall again

In some areas temperatures are going to fall to -6 with parts of Devon already below freezing.

The police are warning motorists to not travel overnight unless critical.

Motorists should also be patient tomorrow morning and wait for temperatures to rise before travelling as it will be icy.

People are advised to use NHS direct and only call an ambulance when it is an emergency.

There are currently 11,000 houses in Exeter without power and is top in police priorities who are continuing to work with other agencies such as the power suppliers and local authorities to look after the welfare of those individuals affected.

People are asked to look out for any elderly neighbours - particularly in outlying and remote towns and villages.

If you need help please call us on our non-emergency number 08452 777 444.

In an emergency call 999.

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