Flooding causes major disruption across the South West

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People across the South West are being warned to expect continued disruption due to flooding.


Many roads are closed across the region due to flood water.

Impassable routes include -

  • Wiltshire - A342 Etchilhampton, A361 Semington, A363 Bradford on Avon, A363 North Bradley, B3105 Staverton, B3106 Staverton, B3107 Bradford on Avon

  • Gloucestershire - A38 Longford, A417 Maisemore, A438 Tewkesbury, A417 Birdlip, B4080 Tewkesbury, B4234 Lower Lydbrook

  • Somerset - A4 Bathford, A363 Bathford

  • Dorset - B3075 Stoborough

  • Devon - B3179 Clyst St George

Bradford on Avon has been hit hard by flooding. Credit: ITV News


Passengers hoping to travel by train in the region are being warned to expect delays and cancellations.

National Rail has said there is "major disruption to Great Western Railway (GWR) services" across the region on Friday 5 January.

Bath is submerged too. Credit: Natasha Harris

GWR has warned that there will be "short-notice cancellations and a reduced level of service" throughout the day.

GWR has apologised for the disruption and says customers' tickets will be accepted on Cross Country, South Western Railway, Southern Railway and Transport for Wales services until further notice, as well as the London Underground and Thameslink in London.

Travel tickets for 5 January will also be valid for 6 January.

Western Parade in Gloucester. Credit: ITV News

Routes affected:

  • CrossCountry - No service on CrossCountry and Transport for Wales between Gloucester and Lydney.

  • Great Western Railway - No service between Taunton and Castle Cary. Service being diverted with delays of up to 40 minutes on Great Western Railway between Swindon and Bristol Parkway due to flooding.

  • South Western Railway - No service between Exeter St Davids and Yeovil Junction due to landslip at Crewkerne.