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Flood waters still rising across West Country in aftermath of Storm Dennis

Cars have been abandoned and motorists rescued from roads in Maisemore. Credit: Twitter/@glosfire

Although Storms Dennis and Ciara may have passed there are more than 13 warnings in Somerset, nearly 16 in Wiltshire and around 27 in Dorset.

Gloucestershire also has around 27 warnings in place mostly around the River Severn which the Environment Agency expects to peak tomorrow afternoon.

Emergency services are urging people to travel with caution - particularly on flooded roads.

  • Check below to see if your area has been affected

TEWKESBURY

  • The town has been surrounded by a flood plane with most of the main routes into the town cut off.

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Excessive flooding has caused major issues in Tewkesbury and the surrounding areas this morning [February 18], leaving only one road open in and out the town.

Several roads have been closed off and drivers have been forced to abandon their cars after becoming stuck in the flood water.

Residents in the town have been told to move their possessions in case of further flooding.

The Environment Agency have issues weather warnings for the area. Credit: The Environment Agency

A flood warning remains in place, meaning flooding is imminent and immediate action should be taken.

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Motorists are urged to check travel routes before setting off Credit: Twitter/@jon_moger

A438 Ashchurch Road is closed in both directions due to flooding from Wynyards Close to A38 Tewkesbury By Pass near Morrisons.

A438 Barton Street is closed in both directions due to flooding between the White Bear Pub in Mitton and the A38 High Street, Tewkesbury.

Minor roads are closed in other areas around Tewkesbury including Wainlodes Lane, Norton, Chaceley (Church Lane, Rock Street), Tirley, Ashleworth and minor roads around Twyning.

MAISEMORE

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A flood warning for the River Severn at Maismore is in place, with main roads expected to be closed for a couple of days according to the Gloucestershire County Council highways team.

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The A417 is closed in both directions due to flooding.