Plymouth roads are flooded and blocked after a night of heavy rain
ROADS in and around Plymouth were blocked by flooding yesterday after a night of heavy rain.
Kings Road was flooded and parts of the route were impassable for traffic.
Parts of the A38 were also blocked by flooding in South East Cornwall at Doublebois, Taphouse and Pelynt.
There were also delays on the A390 in both directions in Gunnislake between the Under Road junction and the Old Mine Lane junction. Fuel was spilled on the carriageway.
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A large branch of a tree fell in St Stephens Road, in Plympton, and the Highways Agency was called to clear the road.
The Met Office issued a yellow warning of heavy rain and localised flooding set to last until 8pm last night, and a warning of scattered heavy showers between 6am and midnight today .
The Environment Agency has a number of flood alerts active in the South West.
A spokesman for Plymouth City Council, said: “We received reports of surface water flooding on a number of roads following very heavy downpours of rain. Our teams were out across the city ensuring gullies were clear so the water could drain away.”