SOMERSET County Council is reminding drivers that the road through Long Load remains closed due to flooding.

It was announced yesterday that the bridge in the village had been given the all clear after an inspection by military divers.

However, although the bridge is clear to reopen, the road remains submerged under 90cm of flowing water in places and is still closed to vehicles.

The Tactical Multi Agency team, including representatives of the emergency services, Environment Agency and Highways, are monitoring the situation and will reopen the road as soon it is safe to do so once the floodwater has receded.