Flooding Hits The South West

Heavy rain yesterday and overnight has led to flooding across the West. The Environment Agency has 12 flood warnings in place across the whole of the south west. Surface water is also making driving hazardous.

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Flash flooding in Somerset

The flooded road in Chipley, Somerset. Credit: ITV Westcountry

The main road between Milverton and Wellington in Somerset is flooded.

These pictures were taken by our Somerset correspondent David Woodland, and show floodwater coming off the fields at Chipley.

Brown coloured water coming off the fields in Chipley, Somerset. Credit: ITV Westcountry

Flooding hits the South West

Torrential rain has hit large parts of the south west today, causing havoc for commuters, businesses and homeowners.

The bad weather swept in late last night, with Dunkerswell on the Devon and Somerset border being worst hit - with 62 millimetres of rain falling.

It's been a busy 24 hours for the emergency services, with the region's fire services dealing with around 200 calls.

A number of people have had to be rescued, including two pulled from their car in Curry Mallet near Taunton.

Seth Conway reports:


PICTURE: Flooding in Somerset

Flooding blocked one lane on the A38 near Wellington this morning Credit: ITV Westcountry

This is one example of the flooding that has hit the West Country, causing big delays during the rush hour. Our Somerset Correspondent David Woodland took this shot of the A38 near Wellington where surface water meant one lane was impassable.

Overnight rainfall figures - 62 mm at Dunkeswell

The Met Office has now released its rainfall figures for the 12 hours between 9pm last night and 9am this morning.

  • Dunkeswell Aerodrome, Devon 62 mm
  • Liscombe, Somerset 54.4 mm
  • Exeter Airport, Devon 54 mm
  • Okehampton, Devon 54 mm
  • North Wyke, Devon 45.8 mm
  • Portland, Dorset 39 mm
  • Plymouth Mountbatten, Devon 38.2 mm
  • Cardinham Bodmin, Cornwall 34.4 mm
  • Bude, Cornwall 30.6 mm
  • Yeovilton, Somerset 30 mm
  • Chivenor, Devon 23.6 mm
  • Camborne, Cornwall 21.6 mm


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