TRAVEL NEWS - updated 20th February
Note that there is currently extensive disruption to train services in the South-West, beyond the effects of the break in the coastal line at Dawlish. Mainline rail routes out of Exeter via Tiverton are still out of action; but trains from Exeter to London Paddington are now operating, . Check your journey if travelling to and from Exeter. See the official rail sites:
- First Great Western: Important information about services to and from South West
- National Rail: service disruptions
The Exeter Express & Echo has a number of reports of the flooding in Topsham due to the storm on the night of February 4th, when heavy rain, a spring tide, a storm surge, and a south-easterly wind, combined to raise waters to flood level.
Pictures and Video: Flooding in Topsham caused by strong winds and heavy rain.
"Blitz spirit" alive in Topsham after major flooding
The Goat Walk in Topsham destroyed by storms
Above images from JSBlog: see "It was a dark and stormy night" / The morning after / Goat Walk damage.