PEOPLE living near a North Somerset village have been “marooned” by floodwater after several spells of heavy rain.

Parts of Hospital Road, near Barrow Gurney, have been flooded for several days this week, according to a resident who has been affected by the problem.

The road connects Winstone Road and Clover Hill Way with Wild Country Lane, which leads to Barrow Gurney and the A370.

The local, who asked not to be named, has described the flooding as a “lake”.

North Somerset Times: Parts of Hospital Road near Barrow Gurney are underwater.Parts of Hospital Road near Barrow Gurney are underwater. (Image: Supplied)

He said: “I’d say it’s probably impassable. It would be easy to stall and then you’d be stuck there.

“There’s about 160 people who are cut off. It’s been going on for days now. Would the emergency services be able to get through it? I don’t know.

“We’re marooned. Every day, you think, ‘Can we get out if there’s been heavy rain overnight?’

“It’s families with kids, older people, people wanting to get to work and people who are not so mobile.

“It’s a lovely area to live in, but it’s a totally frustrating problem.

“The ground’s saturated, there’s nowhere for it to go. There’s been exceptionally heavy rain.”

And more rain is on the way, with a yellow weather warning issued by the Met Office from 10pm today (Friday, January 13) until midday tomorrow.

The Met Office has predicted that some homes and businesses could be flooded and there could be some road closures and difficult driving conditions.