Severe flood warning for Burrowbridge and East Lyng

Following more severe weather overnight and torrential rain, the river system is once again in full flood, just as it seemed to be getting back under control again.

The Environment Agency has issued a sever flood warning for the A361, between East Lyng and Burrowbridge. There is “an imminent risk that Baltmoor Wall will overtop”, increasing the risk of flooding into properties in the area.

The A361 is once again closed, but in fact has been pretty much impassable for most of the last month. Please do not attempt to drive through and follow diversion routes signed.

We understand that the police are now considering the evacuation  of the most vulnerable properties is in the Burrowbridge and Lyng area. Once again please od follow police advice for your own safety.

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