Four crashes overnight as heavy rain makes driving dangerous in Plymouth
EMERGENCY services were called to a string of crashes overnight mostly involving standing water on the roads.
Police were called to four crashes in Plymouth before 4am - including one where a car crashed after hitting standing water on the A38.
Plymouth police officer Ryan Canning, who was on duty overnight, said it was 'very, very busy'.
He advised motorists to keep their speed down and says there is standing water on many roads across Plymouth - including the A38.
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He said: "If you are travelling anywhere by road anticipate standing water - take care on bends and in country lanes. Keep your speed down."
Plymouth was battered by heavy rain and high winds over night with debris and branches brought down and some roads flooded.
Officers were called to a crashed car on the A38 at Manadon at about 1am.
And police were sent to the scene of a crash on a lane near the A38 between Plympton and Shaugh, about half a mile past Woodside, where a car had overturned after hitting water.
Ryan Canning said: "The car was travelling within the speed limit but was rolled after hitting a pool of water on an unlit country road. Luckily there were only minor injuries."