Reports of flooding and traffic problems due to heavy rain

There is a flood warning in place for the South Coast from  Lands End to Plymouth excluding Truro and Plymouth Barbican.

There is also a lower level flood alert in place for the North Coast, from Lands End to Hartland Point including St Ives Bay, Perranporth, Padstow and Bude.

Standing water is causing problems on the main Falmouth to Truro road.

Workers were out cleaning up on the Prince of Wales Pier after the high tides and winds last night. Falmouth Packet: pow

Cornwall Fire and Rescue said that they dealt with minimal flooding overnight, mainly due to high tides in Looe and Falmouth.

The EA have updated their live flood map to help you keep up to date with all the latest updates, alerts and warnings CLICK HERE 

Further afield: The A38 in Cornwall is still closed after fuel spill, say Devon and Cornwall Police.

There is also flooding on the Looe to Pelynt road just before the village and the Old A30 between the turning for Withiel.

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"The A38 at Tideford in Cornwall will remain closed until at least 4pm today (14 December) following a major fuel spillage.


A fuel tanker overturned and shed a large amount of petrol onto the carriageway at Tideford around 6.55pm yesterday.

The tanker had broken down on the A38 at Menheniott and was being towed when it came away from the tow truck at the top of a steep hill between Tideford and Landrake.

The vehicle rolled down the hill, jackknifed and turned on its side, rupturing its skin and spilling unleaded petrol down the highway.

It is unknown how much fuel has been split but the tanker was fully laden with 38,000 litres. At least one fuel cell containing 7,000 litres was ruptured.

A major incident was declared and police, fire, highways and the Environment Agency attended the scene.

The A38 was closed in both directions and a cordon put in place. No injuries were reported and no homes were evacuated.

Fuel specialists worked overnight to pump the remaining fuel from the tanker and the vehicle is being extracted from the scene by crane this morning.

The top layer of tarmac will be removed by Highways to make the road safe for drivers. It is likely that the
A38 will be closed until at least 4pm to enable this work to be done.

Diversions are in place via Liskeard to Callington, with some cordons still being manned by police.

All services are working hard at the scene to enable the road to be opened as soon as it is safe to do so.

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