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Travel warning out in Cornwall as Storm Jorge looms

Travel warning out in Cornwall as Storm Jorge looms

Published by Emma Carton at 7:36am 28th February 2020. (Updated at 2:03pm 28th February 2020)

Crashes are being reported on the A38 as Storm Jorge sweeps towards Cornwall.

Heavy rain is already hitting the Duchy, as the first of two weather warnings kicks in.

The second is for gales of up to 70mph, set to batter the south-west across the weekend.

Kernow Weather Team has issued a warning for drivers, with more travel disruption expected.

What travel problems are being reported?

Separate crashes had sparked lane closures on the A38 in Cornwall and near Plymouth.

One was affecting traffic between Dobwalls to Liskeard after a car reportedly hit the central reservation.

It happened first thing on Friday morning but there are no reports of any injuries.

In a statement given to Cornwall Live, Devon and Cornwall Police warned about mud and debris on the road.

"Police were called at around 6am this morning with reports that a car was in the central reservation on the A38 at Moorswater, blocking a westbound lane. 

"Reports of debris and mud on road".

Devon and Cornwall Police

According to traffic and travel service, Inrix, both incidents have since cleared.

"All lanes open, accident cleared on A38 Westbound from A390 (Island Shop Junction) to B3254.

"Lane two (of two) was closed.

Inrix Traffic and Travel

You can check the latest traffic and travel information for Cornwall here.

What is the travel warning?

Kernow Weather Team has issued a warning for drivers, with more travel disruption expected.

"Once again we have another named storm on our hands which is likely to bring travel disruption over the weekend. Therefore we, here at KWT, feel a travel advisory is needed.

"We are expecting high rainfall totals. This, in turn, may lead to further flooding with several waterlogged roads - especially areas that don't drain adequately.

"Standing water and run-off from fields can appear anywhere and the same goes for dips which may hold several inches of water.

"There hasn't been enough dry weather so the ground is still saturated, making it prone to flooding much quicker.

"Surface spray may cause poor visibility and poor driving conditions, including on the A30.

"Allow a little extra time for your journey if you can and always make sure those lights are on and leaving plenty of room for braking distance.

"Also, we are expecting strong winds with the possibility of unexpected gusts.

"Towing and high-sided vehicles can veer sharply so please watch for these and allow plenty of room for them.

"We want you to stay safe".

Kernow Weather Team

You can find all the latest alerts from Kernow Weather Team here.

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