Fire services called to rescue three casualties stuck in flood water

PUBLISHED: 12:14 11 October 2019 | UPDATED: 12:38 11 October 2019

Three fire crews were called to tackle the blaze.

Three fire crews were called to tackle the blaze.

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Crews were called out to rescue three casualties stuck in floodwater this morning (Friday) in Congresbury.

Fire services from Yatton, Bedminster and Winscombe received the reports at 10.09am and on arrival found two vehicles stuck in water, in Iwood Lane.

Rain is forecast in Congresbury over the next three days but there is no weather warning in place.

An Avon Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said drivers should take care when driving through floodwater or heavy rain.

They said: "Monitor media broadcasts closely; flash floods can happen with very little, if any, warning.

"Do not drive through flooded areas, if you see a flooded road ahead, turn around and find an alternative route.

"In heavy rain, drive slowly and leave plenty of room between you and the vehicles around you."

For more on driving in floodwater, visit www.bit.ly/2VFjywc

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