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PICTURES: South Devon weather disruption

By GuyHenderson  |  Posted: January 19, 2013

  • Marldon. Picture by SgtDaveMc

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SOUTH Devon woke up to a blanket of wet snow on Friday morning.

The forecast snow arrived in the early hours of the morning, and roads across high ground were passable only with care.

At lower levels the wet snow was picturesque but caused few problems.

By 8.30am the snow had turned mainly to rain, and drivers making their way to work around Torbay faced problems with spray and surface water, but little snow disruption.

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Elsewhere, Haldon Hill was reduced to one lane in each direction and roads in North Devon were barely passable.

Some roads in the South Hams were treacherous.

Devon County Council say gritters were out across Devon from 6pm and overnight.

Up to 10cm of snow was forecast, possibly 15cm on high ground.

More than 260 snow wardens are on standby to put in place local self-help plans in Devon.

Hennock Primary School was closed because of heavy snowfall, as were Ilsington Primary School and Moretonhampstead Primary School.

Haytor View Primary school at Newton Abbot was closed as staff were unable to get to school.

To add to the misery for motorists, Torquay seafront was closed to traffic due to waves crashing over the sea wall at Livermead. Later in the morning the road was also closed at Meadfoot.

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  • Torbaymik  |  January 20 2013, 12:38PM

    its January, what do you expect to get, a heat wave ?

  • Paul_99  |  January 18 2013, 9:52PM

    Well said Jyppo. If this photo was taken with a camera then Inspector Leisk needs prosecuting. Let's see if it happens, shall we ?

  • jyppo  |  January 18 2013, 9:27AM

    Did the inspector have control of his vehicle when he took his picture? Just asking.

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  • iainwilliams  |  January 17 2013, 6:48PM

    How many more times!!!

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  • jennyhomes  |  January 17 2013, 4:31PM

    Repeat after me.....YAAAAAAAAWN.. Well at least it keeps Guy in a job reporting the obvious...