Debris and delays warning as Cornwall takes to the roads after storm (From This is The West Country)
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Debris and delays warning as Cornwall takes to the roads after storm
4:00am Monday 28th October 2013 in Cornwall
Travel disruption is expected this morning, one of the busiest times on the roads, as Cornwall motorists take to the roads after last night's storm.
With the risk of fallen trees, storm debris, localised flooding, as well as damage to buildings and other structures, disruption to transport routes is expected.
An AA spokesman said: "There's likely to be tree and other debris on the roads as well potential flooding, so it's very important to keep your speed down and drive with great care, particularly on country roads early on Monday morning when it's still dark.
"Trees can partially fall too and hang above the road, sometimes above the sweep of the headlights, making them very difficult to spot.
Don't gamble driving down flooded roads and think twice before crossing a ford. If you're using a sat-nav, be sensible and try to stick to the main routes where possible.
"If it's bad where you are, keep tuned to the weather and traffic reports – in case of road or bridge closures – and heed any local police advice about whether it's safe to travel.
"At a minimum, take a fully-charged mobile phone and warm, weatherproof clothing."
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