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Raised road to Muchelney opens tomorrow

The road to Muchelney disappeared during last year's floods Credit: ITV News

Final preparations are being made for the official opening of the newly raised road into Muchelney.

The road became an iconic image of the flooding on the Somerset Levels last winter - and the village of Muchelney was cut off.

The road is one of several projects to prevent future flooding on the Somerset Levels - including dredging eight kilometres of the rivers Parrett and Tone.


Children from Muchelney floods ferried to school

School children from Muchelney in Somerset who's homes are still cut off by flood water, have been transported to school by boat this morning.

Somerset County Council is paying a thousand pounds a day to hire a flat bottomed boat from the Canal Trust and pay firemen to operate it. It will run for 15 trips a day.

The service will run for at least a fortnight and possibly longer depending on when water levels allow the roads to Muchelney to be reopened.