Motorists are advised to take care as Devon County Council remains on standby to deal with potential disruptions overnight.

Devon County Council highways teams are on standby to deal with any potential disruption on the county’s roads overnight and tomorrow morning.

The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings from 5pm today (Wednesday) for gale force winds and heavy rainfall.

Gusts of up to 60mph could hit coastal areas, with up to 45mm of rainfall also expected by the early hours of tomorrow morning.

Motorists are being advised to be aware that there is the possibility of fallen trees and localised flooding early tomorrow morning, particularly on minor routes.

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council’s cabinet member for highway management and flood prevention, said: “Our teams are dealing with extremely changeable weather at the moment.

“Following the wintry showers and ice overnight, we’re now facing the prospect of possible flooding and strong winds.

“Our teams are on standby to respond to issues on our road network, if there is any debris such as trees or branches which may be blown down.

“Anyone out on the county’s roads should also be aware that there may be surface water.

“We would advise people to take extra time for their journey and remember not to attempt to drive through floodwater.”

Blustery conditions are expected throughout tomorrow but winds should ease by tomorrow evening. The weather warnings are valid until 8am tomorrow (Thursday).

Motorists are being reminded of the following advice:

• Allow additional time for your journey and reduce your speed;

• Drive with care and according to the conditions, and do not attempt to drive through flood water;

• Listen to local radio for updates on current weather conditions.

If you experience any travel disruptions, email sarah.howells@archant.co.uk, tweet them to us @northdevon24 or post them on our Facebook page.