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Severe weather brings more travel disruption to Devon
Updated 4:21pm Thursday 6th February 2014 in Devon
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- Rail services disrupted
- Several flood warnings issued for Devon
Following the unprecedented weather that has hit Devon this week,
Carolyn Custerson, Chair of Visit Devon, has issued the following statement.
Visit Devon is concerned for our tourism businesses that have been affected by the recent storms, which has in some cases seriously affected their livelihoods.
We are working to ensure that local and national government give maximum support to help them get them back on their feet and to ensure that our rail infrastructure is repaired quickly and that a long term strategy for resilience is agreed.
We are committed to giving our businesses as much support as we can and we will work hard to help them with communications with visitors to ensure that everyone stays well informed.
Our visitors can be re-assured that the majority of our road networks are still open and that despite the rail damage there are good contingency plans in place to allow them to travel to their destinations.
We remain one of the most beautiful holiday destinations in the UK and we are confident that we will overcome the current challenges we face quickly and look forward to continuing to welcome visitors to Devon.
THE Environment Agency has the following flood warnings in place:
- River Culm (Lower) from Cullompton to Stoke Canon, including Hele
- River Teign (Lower) from Chudleigh to Kingsteignton
- South Devon Coast from Exmouth to Lyme Regis
- South Devon Coast from Start Point to Dawlish Warren
- River Clyst from Broadclyst to Clyst St. Mary
- South Devon Estuaries
Remember, advice on what to do before, during and after floods is available at http://t.co/OkyOqxFZJx— @DevonCC 05 February 2014
TRAIN services are badly affected across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset today.
Here are a few more details:
No trains are running between Exeter St Davids and Plymouth. Limited Road Transport is running but is dependant on the local road conditions— @FGW 06 February 2014
High Speed Services between London Paddington and Exeter St Davids will run to the current scheduled timetable— @FGW 06 February 2014
Owing to poor weather conditions between Paignton and Newton Abbot all lines are blocked. Train services are currently suspended.— @FGW 06 February 2014
For those who cannot travel due to the adverse weather conditions, you would be entitled to a (full) abandoned journey refund.— @FGW 06 February 2014
Due to weather conditions a limited service will run throughout Devon and Cornwall today.— @FGW 06 February 2014
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