HEAVY RAIN CAUSES FLOODING ON COUNTRY ROADS AND MAIN RAIL LINE

Heavy rain during Tuesday evening and overnight into Wednesday (today) has caused flooding on country roads leading to Crewkerne and on the main rail line between Yeovil Junction and Exeter St Davids. The River Parrett is reported to have burst its banks on the road from West Chinnock to the A356 on Scotts Way. Our featured photograph taken by Daniel J Wakeman shows the severity of the flooding on that particular country road, which is making driving through the flood very difficult for many high sided vehicles and impassable to smaller vehicles.

South Western Railway cancelled all trains between Exeter and Yeovil earlier today but have now announced that the main line has reopened. A spokesperson for SWR said: “Following heavy rain flooding the railway between Exeter St Davids and Yeovil Junction all lines have now reopened. Train services running through these stations may be cancelled, delayed or revised until 12.00 hrs today.” There is still no sign of the heavy rain abating and motorists travelling to Crewkerne along country roads which may be affected by the floods, are advised to take extreme care. Rail passengers are advised to check for updates from SWR before setting off on their journey from Crewkerne for trains heading up line to Yeovil Junction or down line to Exeter St Davids.

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