Clear up continues as temperatures set to drop tonight

“I want to thank everyone involved including all the highways crews, contractors, tree surgeons and control centre staff for their hard work – either through responding to incidents directly or through informing the public they have helped keep people safe.

“The winds will still be quite high tonight and a Yellow Wind Warning will be in force over Saturday and strong winds are expected in places right up until the beginning of next week.

“A significant number of trees have blown over and there’s lots of other debris on the network. We are prioritising the primary salting network, but some incidents are still too dangerous to clear until the winds subside. “We have extensive gritting planned for the evening but because the debris still on the road we advise that the public should only drive if it’s absolutely essential.

“Please check @DevonAlert for updates.”

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