Snow warning for Devon motorists

Motorists in Devon are being urged to drive carefully, after up to 8cm (3ins) of snow falls in parts of the county.

The Met Office has issued an amber "be prepared" warning for parts of the county for the morning. So far the most snow has been reported on Dartmoor.

A flood alert has been issued for the south Devon coast because of strong winds and high tides.

Earlier, Torquay seafront was closed because of waves overtopping the sea wall.

The Environment Agency's flood alert affects Beesands, Torcross, Slapton, Torbay and Dawlish.

About 2cm (1in) of snow has been reported on the A39 between Blackmoor Gate and Lynton.

Snow has also fallen in South Hams, Newton Abbot, Kingsbridge and Torbay.

Gritters have been out on the county's roads since Sunday afternoon.

A Devon County Council spokesman said: "Please keep an eye on the forecast, be alert to the conditions and allow extra time for your journey."

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