Traffic and travel chaos: Delays on M32 in Bristol as train lines blocked by overnight flooding
The overnight wet weather is causing traffic and travel issues in and around Bristol this morning.
All trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Swindon are disrupted due to flooding on the tracks. The M48 Severn Bridge is closed due to strong winds.
A yellow weather warning was brought in by the Met Office yesterday (11 January) and will last until 5pm today.
Motorists are advised to be extra cautious when on the region's roads due to wet surfaces and reduced visibility.
More disruption was seen in the region as this driver in Twerton became stranded on a road filled with floodwater.
3pm - Yanley Lane, Long Ashton
A woman had to be rescued by a crew from Bedminster Fire Station after becoming stranded in her car this morning.
11:30am - A431 Bath Road
A431 Bath Road is closed both ways due to flooding between North Stoke turn off and The Swan Inn.
8.45am - M32 all lanes reopened
According to Inrix, the one lane closed on the M32 southbound has now reopened:
"All lanes open, earlier flooding on M32 Southbound from M4 J19 (Bristol) to J1 A4174 (Hambrook)."
8.30am - Great Western Railway on train diversion routes
Great Western Railway (GWR) has issued the following information on route diversions in place between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads:
Passengers for Bath Spa at Swindon, you are advised to travel via Bristol Parkway and change at Bristol Temple Meads.
Passengers for Bath at Bristol Temple Meads, you are advised to use the GWR services for Portsmouth Harbour stopping at Bath Spa.
Passengers for Chippenham, you are advised that replacement road transport has been requested to run between Swindon and Chippenham in both directions, although unfortunately this has not yet been able to be fulfilled.
Local bus ticket acceptance has been requested for GWR ticket holders.
8am - M32 lane still closed
Drivers are advised to leave extra time if using this route as traffic is building on the M32 southbound J1 A4174 (Hambrook).
6.30am - Train lines blocked
Great West Railway says disruption is expected until around 10am between Temple Meads and Swindon. The heavy rain has flooded parts of the railway meaning all lines are blocked. Trains are being diverted.
6.20am - M32 lane closed
The latest update on Inrix, the traffic monitoring site, says: "One lane closed due to flooding on M32 Southbound from M4 J19 (Bristol) to J1 A4174 (Hambrook)."
6am - M48 Severn Bridge
The M48 Severn Bridge remains closed. Inrix reports that "due to strong winds between J2 A466 Wye Valley Link Road (Chepstow) and J1 A403 (Aust)."