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Temporary road closure in Stroud following heavy rain

Highways crews are investigating a known landslip site on the B4058 Nailsworth to Horsley Road, Stroud, following heavy rain.

The road, which has already been the subject of some corrective work this year, has had to be temporarily closed while further investigations are carried out.

Highways crews have placed sandbags on the road to protect the properties below from debris sliding down the embankment.

Meanwhile, two households have been asked whether they can stay with friends or relatives as a precautionary measure while workers relieve pressure on the landslip.

This site was already being monitored closely and work was underway to correct previous issues.

The heavy rain has meant some slight changes to the embankment and, as a precaution, we have had to close the road and make sure the surrounding area is safe.

As soon as the road has been investigated further we will be able to look at what action needs to be taken.

– Councillor Vernon Smith

Bradford on Avon open for business again

The Town Bridge at Bradford on Avon has reopened to traffic.

It had been closed after severe flooding saw the River Avon reach dangerous levels on Christmas Eve.

Shops and other businesses were flooded after the River Avon burst its banks in several places.

Wiltshire Council workers have spent Christmas Day and this morning clearing away debris so the bridge could reopen

Travel update: Roads

DORSET: A350 Sturminster Marshall, closed in both directions closed due to flooding around Newton Road.

WILTSHIRE: A363 Bradford on Avon, Town Bridge closed due to flooding at B3107 Silver Street. Most roads around the River Avon are affected.

WILTSHIRE: A429 Lower Stanton, the Kingway Bridge is closed in both directions due to flooding around Seagry Road.

BRISTOL: A431 Bitton, the Bath Road is closed in both directions due to flooding between A4175 Cherry Garden Road (Bitton) and Penn Hill Road (Kelston).

Latest travel update: roads

DORSET: A350 Both Directions, Sturminster Marshall - closed due to flooding around Newton Road.

SOMERSET: A303 Westbound, Ilchester - one lane closed due to flooding on A303 Westbound between A37 and A3088 (Cartgate Roundabout)

SOMERSET: A36 Lower Bristol Road, Bath - closed due to flooding at A3604 Windsor Bridge Road / Brook Road.

SOMERSET: A363 Bradford Road, Bathford, Somerset A363 - closed due to flooding between Bathford Hill and A4 / London Road East due to excessive amounts of floodwater underneath the railway bridge

SOMERSET: A363 Town Bridge, Bradford on Avon, closed due to flooding at B3107 Silver Street.

SOMERSET: A431 Kelston Road Bath severely affected by flooding between Penn Hill Road (Bath) and Golden Valley Lane (Bitton).

WILTSHIRE: 3102 Sandridge Hill, Melksham - Flooding around New Road.

WILTSHIRE: B3105 in both directions at Staverton - road closed due to flooding at B3106

WILTSHIRE: B4040 Sherston Road, both directions at Malmesbury - closed due to flooding at Corn Gastons.

WILTSHIRE: B4069 High Street Sutton Benger is closed in both directions because of flooding

WILTSHIRE: B4069 Christian Malford - Main Road closed due to flooding between Station Road and Sutton Lane.

Flooding in Wiltshire town of Bradford on Avon. Credit: Michael Woodland

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Travel update

  • SOMERSET: A431 Kelston Road both ways blocked due to flooding between Penn Hill Road (Bath) and Golden Valley Lane (Bitton)
  • SOMERSET: A303 Westbound closed due to flooding between A372 / A37 (Podimore Roundabout) and A37.
  • DORSET: A30 both ways closed due to flooding between B3092 Scotchey Hill (West Stour) and Park Lane (Bellman's Cross, Henstridge).
  • SOMERSET: A363 Bradford Road closed due to flooding at Bathford Hill. River Avon levels continue to rise. The road is closed underneath the railway bridge just off the A4 Box Road

South West Trains is running a revised service between Portsmouth and Southsea and Haslemere. It has suspended its service between Haslemere and Guildford.

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