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New Road is still closed because of flooding between Riverside in Burrowbridge and Northmoor Lane in Lyng. Somerset County Council says it will remain closed for the rest of the week at least.
The railway line at Westerleigh in South Gloucestershire has reopened after a landslip last Wednesday.
Part of the bank collapsed in heavy rain, disrupting trains between Bristol Parkway, Birmingham and Swindon. Trains using that stretch of rail are limited to twenty miles an hour.
It's been another day of disruption and delays for travellers in the west - once again it's train passengers feeling the pain. A landslip at Westerleigh Junction on the outskirts of Bristol is the latest cause of misery.
It's meant a reduced service through Bristol Parkway with buses laid on to ferry people to local stations. The Transport Secretary Patrick McLaughlin visited the site this afternoon to see the damage for himself.
South West Trains has reopened the rail line between Exeter St Davids and Yeovil Junction.
The route had been blocked due to flooding and a landslip.
Flooding problems continue across the region tonight.
The stream at the bottom of Pennyquick Hill on the edge of Bath has burst its banks making Whiteway Road impassable - although a few cars have tried to drive through
If you've been driving today or trying to get anywhere by train, the chances are the horrific weather would have affected your journey.
Trains to the east between Swindon and Bristol Parkway, London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads, and westwards between Plymouth and Temple Meads have either been cancelled or delayed because of flooding on the line.
Eli-Louise Wringe reports on a tough day for travellers around the west:
The roads are looking pretty grim tonight. The A38 is flooded near Bristol Airport, which is causing long queues.
The A37 is under 2ft of water in Pensford, and two cars have broken down on Hursley Hill, just before the Chew Magna turning.
There are reports of the A368 Dinghurst Road being blocked both ways. There is queueing traffic due to fallen power cables between Hillier's Lane and Front Street.
Gloucestershire Police are advising drivers to:
- Listen to local radio bulletins for road closures before setting off
- Leave extra time for a journey if it is necessary
- Put your lights on even during the day so you can be seen to other road users
- Don’t drive into floodwater – you don’t know how deep it is
- Make sure you’re prepared if you get caught in a traffic jam – with enough fuel, your mobile phone battery fully charged, and food and drink
- Be wary of high winds and the extra risks they may bring
- Take extra care if driving through standing water alongside pedestrians or cyclists
Latest details of traffic disruption can be found here