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Road rescues continue as drivers still ignore flood dangers

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: November 30, 2012

  • The A361 between East Lyng and Burrowbridge was closed to all traffic yesterday

  • Burrow Mump in Somerset stands tall and proud against the flooding

  • Flooded fields near East Lyng in Somerset pictured yesterday by Western Daily Press photographer Fran Stothard

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Motorists are still ignoring warnings not to drive on flooded roads unless they can see the road surface.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue crews rescued a lorry driver on A361 East Lyng to Burrowbridge road on Wednesday night, a driver from Long Drove, Glastonbury, less than an hour earlier, and a man trapped on the roof of his car on the A361 Burrowbridge where road closed signs were in place at 4.29am.

More substantial signs were put in position.

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SOMERSET NOVEMBER FLOODS - VIDEO AND PICTURES

Wednesday, November 28

Photos: A second week of November flood damage in Somerset

Sunday, November 25

Video: Tidal wave of flood water wipes out A361 road in Somerset

Photos: Severe flooding on the A361 and Somerset Levels

Photos: Mid Somerset floods on the levels

Video: Flooding in Bathpool after River Tone bursts its banks

Photos: Flooding as River Tone bursts its banks at Bathpool

Photos: An angry River Frome floods again

Friday, November 23

Photos: November floods cause chaos in Somerset

Video: Village main road turned into river as torrential rain hits Somerset

Wednesday, November 21

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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  • nigant  |  November 30 2012, 11:41AM

    Idiots all and should be charged for the cost of their rescue! All road closed signs should have that warning.

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