Flooding Hits The 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 West

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 West


Flooding in Somerset

Emergency services have had a hectic 24 hours, with the area's fire services alone dealing with around two hundred calls.

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

And flooding in one Somerset village was so deep that even the fire brigade were unable to pump the water out.

Our Somerset correspondent David Woodland has this report:

Flooding causes chaos for commuters

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

The Met Office said that in the last 24 hours around two inches fell on many places. Filton near Bristol had nearly 63 millimetres - that's two and a half inches. Winchcombe in Gloucestershire got a 40 millimetre soaking.

Richard Payne looks at how many of us were left stranded by a miserable start to the working week:


PICTURE: Flooding on the A38 in Somerset

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

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 rain figures: 62.8 mm at Filton!

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

  • Filton, South Glos 62.8 mm
  • Liscombe, Somerset 54.4 mm
  • Little Rissington, Gloucestershire 41.8 mm
  • Winchcombe Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire 40.4 mm
  • Westonbirt, Gloucestershire 38.8 mm
  • Boscombe Down, Wiltshire 30.2 mm
  • Yeovilton, Somerset 30 mm
  • Lyneham, Wiltshire 30 mm
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