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Police warn of flooding in Somerset

Police in Somerset are warning drivers to take extra care due to flooding on roads around the region. They say they've had reports of flooding at the A39 around Cannington, Netherstowey and Keenthorne and the A38 at Rumwell and Hockholler.

Water is running off the fields and flooding the roads. They've also had reports of flooding on roads in Churchinford, Timberscombe, Netherclay and Bishops Hull, Burrough Road in Wellington and Honiton Road in Trull.


Inquest to open into A39 Cannington crash

The scene of the accident on the A39 Credit: ITV News

An inquest opens today into a crash on the A39 at Cannington, which killed four people. It happened last June when two cars collided head-on. A man and woman died at the scene, and another man and woman died in hospital.

Safety campaigners said the crash was another reason not to build a new power station at Hinkley Point nearby. They argue the A39 at Cannington is already too busy.