Flash flooding in Chard

Flash flooding caused by extreme weather hit the Chard area last night. Fire crews rescued two people from a car in floodwater. other vehicles were marooned after flood water swept through the area. Some homes were also affected. Local residents were offered shelter at Holyrood Academy.

Teams from Somerset County Council’s Highways worked throughout the night. That work continues today clearing roads of mud and debris.

All main routes are now clear of flooding but significant damage has been caused to some local roads. Highways crews are continuing to assess the widespread storm damage and plan repairs.

As of 11am this morning (29 June) there are closures in Whitestaunton and Scrapton Lane, Combe St Nicholas. However please note the situation remains changeable.

Please travel with caution therefore on minor roads in the affected area. You can help by reporting defects or possible road closure sites to countyroads-south@somerset.gov.uk. If the problem is urgent or poses a danger to the public please call police on 101.

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