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Somerset flood alerts and warnings in place after overnight rain

By This is Somerset  |  Posted: December 23, 2012

The A361 near Burrowbridge under water during November's floods. A flood warning has been issued for the road

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Flood warnings and alerts remain in place across Somerset today after further heavy rain overnight.

The Environment Agency had 61 flood warnings and 61 alerts in place across the South West at 9am this morning.

It also issued one severe warning - where there is danger to life - for the River Cober at Helston in Cornwall.

In Somerset, the situation on the already flooded Moors and Levels is being closely monitored.

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Warnings are in place for Salt Moor and North Moor which includes East Lyng, Burrowbridge, West Yeo, Moorland and Fordgate. The A361 between East Lyng and Burrowbridge is also affected.

A warning for Curry Moor and Hay Moor includes West Moor, Hay Moor and Curry Moor as well as New Road between North Curry and the A361, and Cutts Road at East Lyng.

A flood warning is in place along the River Yeo from Yeovil to Langport, while riverside properties and roads in Dulverton - including Bridge Street, Pound Walk, Kemps Way, High Street, Exmoor House Caravan Park, the B3222 and the B3223 - could also be affected.

A River Barle warning is in place from Simonsbath to Brushford, including Withypool, Newbridge, Northmoor Road, and the B3222 and B3223 at Dulverton.

In the Taunton area, there is a warning for the River Tone from Roughmoor to French Weir and downstream of the Obridge Viaduct to Creech St Michael, including Ruishton.

Another warning for the upper River Tone is in place from Waterrow to Bishops Hull.

A warning along the River Brue and Glastonbury Millstream is in place from Lovington to Highbridge, with low-lying properties at risk.

Tootle Bridge, Catsham, Church Moor at Baltonsborough, Street Drove, the B3151 Glastonbury to Meare road, Westhay Bridge and Tadham Moor are all affected.

In North East Somerset, warnings are in place for the River Chew between Chew Stoke and Keynsham, and also Winford Brook at Chew Magna.

There is also a warning for Congresbury Yeo from Wrington to Congresbury.

Click here for the latest Somerset weather forecast.

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

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