Roads closed as flooding strikes again
PUBLISHED: 09:27 23 November 2012 | UPDATED: 09:32 23 November 2012
HEAVY overnight rain has brought widespread flooding to Somerset for the second time in three days.
Avon Fire and Rescue received 57 emergency calls between 6pm-1.10am as torrential rain hit villages already struggling following floods on Wednesday.
Travel services have been affected by the latest bad weather with a number of road closures in place.
Brockley Combe Road in Brockley, Portbury Lane in Portbury, Nailsea Way in Nailsea and Failand Lane in Failand have all been closed because of flooding.
The A370 around Congresbury, Claverham Lane in Claverham and the A369 in Abbots Leigh are all badly flooded but ‘passable with care’.
Wrington was also badly hit with many streets flooded and some residents built a makeshift dam to save their homes from the rising water.
A North Somerset Council spokesman said it had received more than 800 calls in the past 24 hours as storms hit the North Somerset area.
With safety a concern, Avon and Somerset police are urging all motorists to take care and only to drive when essential.
There are no reported problems on the trains and all schools are open.
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