Update: Flooding causes disruption

TORRENTIAL rain and flooding have caused widespread disruption across North Somerset.

This morning (Wed), waste and recycling collections have been affected in Portbury, Pill and Portishead, with residents being told to leave their bins and boxes out. North Somerset Council has said they will be emptied as soon as possible over the next few days.

Wraxall’s Tyntesfield estate has been closed to visitors today due to flooding, several schools have reportedly been affected and Portbury’s High Street has also been covered by fast flowing water.

The A370 in Backwell has also been affected with drivers reporting a diversion through Nailsea. The road has reportedly been closed near Long Ashton.

There are also reportedly problems with standing water in Clevedon and Pill.

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Train services between Weston and Bristol have been adversely affected with most either being cancelled or delayed by a minimum of two hours.

Bus services have also been affected. The 121 service from Bristol to Weston has been diverted in Wrington, Lower Langford and Locking and service 66 from Nailsea to Congresbury has been diverted through Failand to avoid Portbury and via Valley Road in Portishead to avoid Walton Bay near Clevedon.

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The Met Office issued a weather warning yesterday and the heavy rain has caused large amounts of standing water to form.

Firefighters were called to a flooded house in Station Road, Congresbury, at 7.50pm last night (Tues). The bathroom was found to be flooded and firefighters helped the residents fix the cause of the problem.

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