MOTORISTS across North Somerset are being urged to avoid driving though floodwater.

A number of roads have been underwater following the torrential rain from Sunday evening into yesterday (December 3-4).

Avon Fire and Rescue Service has taken to social media to offer advice to anyone out on our roads.

They say:

  • Don't get in over your head.
  • If you see a flooded road ahead, turn around and find an alternative route.
  • Water on the road can be deeper than you think, so don’t try and continue through floodwater.
  • If you can’t go another way, get to higher ground and wait for waters to subside.
  • If your car becomes affected by water, consider if it's safe to get out and if you can, climb to higher ground.
  • If you drive through any puddle of a significant size, test your brakes as soon as it’s safe to do so.
  • In an emergency, always call 999.