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Flood threat forces further Somerset school closures and early finishes

By This is Somerset  |  Posted: November 22, 2012

Some schools are closing at lunchtime today to allow staff and pupils extra time to get home safely

Some schools are closing at lunchtime today to allow staff and pupils extra time to get home safely

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Two schools in Somerset remained closed today after being devastated by yesterday's flooding.

The vast majority of schools and colleges were able to reopen as normal this morning, but Cossington Primary School near Bridgwater is expected to be closed for the rest of the week after its buildings were flooded yesterday morning.

Chew Magna Primary School was also closed today after the area was particularly hard-hit by flooding.

Several other schools in the county are planning to close at lunchtime today due to the Met Office's severe weather warning in place for this afternoon.

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Winsham Primary School, Chew Stoke Church Primary School and Pensford Primary School are all closing by 12.15pm to allow staff and pupils to get home safely before the next wave of torrential rain hits the county.

Somerset County Council, North Somerset Council and Bath and North East Somerset Council provide up-to-the-minute notices about emergency school closures or restricted openings on their school information pages. See the links below.

Click here for the latest Somerset weather forecast.

SCHOOL CLOSURES IN SOMERSET - LATEST INFORMATION

Somerset County Council school closures / restricted opening information

North Somerset Council school closures / restricted opening information

Bath and North East Somerset Council school closures / restricted opening information

For the latest information on flood warnings and alerts in the region, click on the Environment Agency panel below.

SOMERSET FLOODS (21/11/2012) - VIDEO AND PICTURES

Video: Flooding causes traffic chaos and road closures in Somerset

Video: Willowbrook Garden Centre devastated by A38 flooding near Taunton

Photos: Flooding in South Somerset

Photos: Flooding around Mid-Somerset

Photos: Flood chaos on roads around Taunton and Wellington

Photos: Floods at French Weir Park in Taunton

Photos: Taunton floods - police cordon off River Tone areas

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