Drivers use flooded roads despite police warnings

Drivers are driving through a ford in Somerset in which a man died last night, despite warnings from police. Avon and Somerset Constabulary says that motorists should avoid making unnecessary journeys until the waters recede.

ITV West has further information about road closures in the region.

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Wet weekend for rain-soaked UK

Britain is bracing itself for more flooding this weekend as forecasters predict further heavy downpours. The Environment Agency says nearly 300 properties have already flooded across the UK since Tuesday.