Sinkhole opens up in Devon road after flash flooding

A sinkhole has opened up in a road in a Devon holiday resort after yesterday’s flash flooding.

Montpellier Road in Exmouth has had to be partially closed when part it collapsed after the torrential rain that caused havoc across Devon and Cornwall.

Roads and traffic monitoring service Inrix reports that Montpellier Road is closed both directions, from Albion Hill to Boarden Barn, due to the sink hole.

However, local residents say this is not the case and only part of the road is closed.

Other parts of Devon are also still feeling the impact of yesterdays wild weather – and are bracing themselves for more, with a Met Office weather warning for thunderstorms and more potential flooding in place until 8pm this evening.

In Torquay, Chatto Road in Hele is closed in both directions for emergency repairs after the road surface was damaged by yesterday’s flooding.

And in Plymouth, homes were ruined after the flooding reached as high windows.

The latest traffic and weather updates can be found here.

Long delays are already being reported on the M5, A30, A38, A303 and A35 as the bank holiday gets underway.

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