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

By This is Somerset  |  Posted: November 25, 2012

  • The A361 disappears under a tidal wave of flood water between Taunton and Street this morning

  • The A361 disappears under a tidal wave of flood water between Taunton and Street this morning

  • The tidal wave of flood water surges down the hill

  • The tidal wave of flood water surges down the hill

  • The tidal wave crossed the road and flowed into this field

  • A Land Rover takes on the flooded A361

  • A Land Rover takes on the flooded A361

  • The flooded A361 and nearby fields near East Lyng, between Taunton and Street

  • The flooded A361 and nearby fields near East Lyng, between Taunton and Street

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A tidal wave of flood water left a main road in Somerset under several feet of water this morning.

The A361 road between Taunton and Street was impassable near the village of East Lyng as a torrent of water swept over the road after surging down the side of a hill.

Stunned motorists stopped and watched the road become completely submerged by the rapids, caused as nearby floodwater was pumped away.

Fences and farmyard gates were almost entirely engulfed by the torrent of flood water, which flowed across the road and into a field opposite.

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It was just one of several stretches of the A361 that has been left impassable by the floods that have crippled Somerset in the past five days.

The road has been closed to all traffic while the floodwater is pumped away.

See our exclusive video below for the astonishing scenes from the A361 this morning between East Lyng and Burrowbridge.

FLOODING IN SOMERSET IN PICTURES - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25

Photos: Severe flooding on the A361 and Somerset Levels

Photos: Flooding as River Tone bursts its banks at Bathpool

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