Drivers advised to allow extra time on A38 in Devon ahead of emergency repair work

HIGHWAYS England is advising road users to allow a little extra time for their journeys on the A38 in Devon this afternoon and early evening.

The A38 southbound has a 0.7-mile lane 2 closure in place between Splatford Split (A380) and Harcombe Cross (B3344) ahead of emergency resurfacing taking place this evening.

The closure has been in place since the early hours of the morning following a single-vehicle road traffic collision that saw fuel and oil spilt across the carriageway.

Due to fire damage to the carriageway, the lane 2 closure will remain in place until a full southbound closure is implemented to allow for resurfacing work to take place.

During the full closure, from 8pm to 6am, motorists will be diverted via the A380, following the solid triangle symbol.

In the meantime, drivers are reminded to allow extra time for their journeys and to take extra water to stay hydrated in the hot weather.

Highways England will also be providing regular traffic updates on its regional Twitter feed at @HighwaysSWEST

To keep informed about driving conditions during their journeys, drivers are advised to follow messages on the overhead signs and listen to radio updates.

Further information can be found by visiting the or calling the Highways England Information Line on 0300 123 5000.

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