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Cheddar Gorge road closed due to subsidence

Flash flooding and debris on the road in Cheddar Gorge Credit: Somerset Highways

The B3135 through Cheddar Gorge has been closed on safety grounds. It was shut yesterday (Sunday 20 November) due to subsidence caused by heavy rain and flooding.

Water and rock are continuing to pour onto the road today, and the closure remains in place.

Somerset County Council’s highways team says it will reassess the situation later and sweep the debris from the route.

BMW gets stuck in Bristol floods

Credit: ITV News

Drivers across the West Country have had nightmare journeys to work and beyond as flash flooding hit the region.

ITV's Wales and West correspondent Rupert Evelyn came across one beleaguered BMW driver in Long Ashton in Bristol. As you'll see in Rupert's video, he tried pushing and then being towed - but even that proved problematic.


Flash flooding hits the West Country

Flash flooding caused problems across the West Country last night.

Services were cancelled on the Great Western Railway between Par and Newquay in Cornwall and there were a series of incidents in Plymouth.

One of our viewers, Phil Morgan, sent in these pictures:

Dedication beyond the call of duty? A takeaway delivery cyclist braves the floods Credit: @PhilMorgan1987
Flooding at the appropriately named junction at Lake Road in Hooe Credit: @PhilMorgan1987
Making a splash in Plymouth Credit: @PhilMorgan1987
Lightning colours the sky during last night's storms in Plymouth Credit: @PhilMorgan1987
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