Central Taunton street closes for a month

Map showing location of East Street in the centre of Taunton Credit: ITV News

The month-long closure of East Street in Taunton has begun. It is needed for a £16 million water mains replacement. Some shop owners fear a loss of trade.

Wessex Water says the works are vital because some of the mains are very old and have occasionally led to people getting discoloured water. They are currently working on more than 50 miles of water mains in the town.