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Flooding follows snow in Shepton Mallet and Croscombe

By journalwells  |  Posted: November 04, 2012

  • Flooding between Croscombe and Shepton Mallet

  • Negotiating the floodwater in Shepton Mallet

  • First snow, then floods

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An early snowfall over the Mendips was followed by torrential rain and flooding in Shepton Mallet and Croscombe.

Several houses in Croscombe which have only just recovered from Flooding in July have been deluged leaving householder mopping up again.

The Environment Agency has issued two additional flood warnings advising residents to take urgent action, bringing the total currently in force across the West to six.

The first covers low-lying properties near the River Brue and Glastonbury Millstream from Lovington in Somerset to Highbridge, includingTootle Bridge, Catsham, Church Moor at Baltonsborough, Street Drove, the B3151 Glastonbury to Meare road, Westhay Bridge, and Tadham Moor.

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River levels on the Brue at Lovington are forecast to peak today at 5pm with 2.96 metres and at Clyse Hole at 8pm with 1.2 metres, according to the agency.

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