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Walk, drive and travel with care this Christmas

Traffic on the M5 in North Somerset as hundreds travel home for Christmas Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Police are urging the public to stay safe and remain vigilant even though the rainfall is expected to clear from the region eastwards today.

Although the heaviest rainfall has now eased, the public are advised to remain vigilant as potentially more heavy showers are expected during Christmas day, especially in the evening, and into Boxing Day.

Police are advising motorists to drive safely and be aware of surface water, potholes and the potential for landslips.

River levels remain high although they are generally now receding, however this could easily change as more rain falls across the region over the coming days.

With walking a popular pursuit over the festive period, the advice is to stay away from rivers, coastal paths which could be unstable and do not walk under cliff tops.

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