Friday, 24 January 2014

Floods subsiding, but the risk is of more to come

The Environment Agency are carrying out work on the banks of the River Parrett.They are placing large dumpy bags of clay material on the left bank of the River Parrett just downstream of the main Road Bridge at Burrowbridge and working downstream towards Newhouse Farm. The dumpy bags will provide additional protection in time for the high tides which could further affect levels on the Parrett towards the end of next week. This work may disrupt the traffic from Burrowbridge to Huntworth.
Roads leading to Muchelney and Thorney remain flooded and impassable. The river levels remain high, but they are now beginning to drop. Currently Midelney is running two pumps, with a third pump ready to operate, if levels allow. Huish Episcopi has three pumps running to full capacity. Long Load has one pump operating.
The levels on the Sowy are rising slightly. The A372 between Othery and Langport is now passable.
For weather updates please keep an eye on local TV and radio and visit to see more local information from EA. Click here for latest details of the flood warnings in force.

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