Families flee river of ice after freak storm hits town
The bizarre fall weather has continued in the UK, with a freak ice storm hitting the British town of Devon.
Dozens of people, including a mother in labour, had to be rescued after a freak hailstorm left a Devon town cut off by floodwater.
More than a foot of hail fell on Ottery St Mary, near Honiton, early yesterday morning.
Mounds of ice clogged drains, buried cars and trapped a fire engine in a drift up to 6ft deep as floodwater inundated homes and blocked roads.
The storm struck as Juliet Hall, who was having contractions, was being driven to hospital by her husband, Philip. The couple needed to be rescued twice, as first their car and then an ambulance became trapped by rising floodwater.