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People in Clevedon area told to boil water before use

Bristol Water is telling customers in the Clevedon area to boil their water before use until further notice. Credit: PA

Bristol Water is telling customers in the Clevedon area to boil their water before use until further notice.

The boil notice is affecting properties with the postcode BS21.

The notice is likely to be in place for at least 48 hours but those customers affected will be informed directly when the boil notices is removed.

One test result from the raw water quality samples taken at Clevedon treatment works detected Cryptosporidrum.

Therefore, the advice to boil the water is a precaution.

Bristol Water staff will be hand delivering notices to properties affected by the notice.

As part of their customer promise compensation will automatically be paid to those customers affected after the event.

We would remind people in the affected areas to follow the advice from Bristol Water and boil their drinking water and allow to cool before use. The levels of Cryptosporidium detected in the water supply is low and the advice to boil the water is as a precaution. If people feel unwell or experience symptoms of diarrhoea and vomiting they should contact NHS 111. If your symptoms become severe, you should contact your GP.

– Thara Raj, Consultant in Health Protection for Public Health England South West

The view from Clevedon Pier after the storms

Staff at Clevedon Pier have Tweeted a video of the sea off the North Somerset coast at high tide.

It's filmed from the Porthole Room below the Victorian structure. The water is lapping at the round window - testament to the high seas after Storm Eleanor.

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  • This is what the view is like during low tide...
The view under Clevedon Pier at low tide. Credit: ITV West Country

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Christmas tree blocks motorway

As the Christmas clean up gets underway, some people appear to have taken drastic measures to dispose of their decorations.

Highways England tweeted out this picture of a Christmas tree blocking the M5 between Clevedon and Bath.

Two lanes had to be closed until the tree was removed from the carriageway:

Credit: Highways England
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