Severe road flooding around the Glastonbury area has led to road closure

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By glastopeep | Thursday, May 03, 2012, 10:43

A section of the A361 near Glastonbury could remain closed until next week because floodwater from the drainage ditches on either side of the A361 has flowed onto the road, according to the Council.

The road is impassable between East Lyng (junction of Cutts Road) and the Somerset Levels Basket and Craft Centre at Burrowbridge because of flooding.  Motorists have been advised not to try to drive through this section as the depth of water is not known and the water is still rising.   County council officials said the road would remain closed until at least Saturday and may not reopen until Tuesday 8th May.

Motorists can use either side of the flooded section of road and it is accessible for residents and local businesses. You can still travel from Taunton to East Lyng and from the Pipers Inn at Ashcott to Burrowbridge.

The A372 between Othery and Langport is also being monitored and may also have to be closed if the water level continues to rise across the moor.

      

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    The A361 between East Lyng and Burrowbridge has now offically re-opened. Water levels have fallen and according to Somerset County Council and the Environment Agency the road is not likely to suffer any further issues at this time.

    By glastopeep at 17:02 on 08/05/12

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    An update on the A361 Glastonbury road closure

    The flooded A361 Glastonbury road between East Lyng and Burrowbridge will
    continue to be closed until Saturday.

    Somerset County Council Officers inspected the situation this morning and
    although the water level has dropped on some sections of the carriageway,
    flood water is still covering approximately 300 metres of road.

    The Council is making regular checks on the depth and flow rates of the water and once the road is assessed as safe, it will be opened as soon as
    possible.

    There are reports that lorries and four wheel drive vehicles are
    driving through the flood and this is strongly advisedagainst as the level of water is unknown and this is very dangerous as vehicles can be carried
    away or into rhynes.

    The road continues to be open to residents and local businesses and is
    impassable between East Lyng (junction of Cutts Road) and the Somerset
    Levels Basket and Craft Centre at Burrowbridge.

    The A372 between Othery and Langport is still being monitored

    By glastopeep at 13:59 on 03/05/12

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