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South-West Storm - winds batter the county on Thursday and Friday
Updated 4:35pm Friday 27th December 2013 in Somerset
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- Gusts of up to 80mph hit coastal areas of the county on Thursday evening.
- The Environment Agency warns people to be prepared for more flooding.
- Conditions not as severe as earlier in the week.
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THE Environment Agency has said that the A372 between Othery and Langport is passable, but to take care of the water lapping at the side of the roads.
This is the arrivals board at Taunton Train Station:
FLOODING elsewhere in the country is causing delays to trains both departing and arriving at Taunton Train Station.
You can check your journey here.
The current departure board from Taunton Train Station:
The A372 between Othery and Langport is currently closed at 'seven bends' because of flooding. Please use alternative routes.— @SomersetCouncil 27 December 2013
Take care out on the roads today and be aware of flying debris as a result of the strong winds. Call: 0845 345 9155 to report any problems.— @SomersetCouncil 27 December 2013
THE weather forecast for today and tomorrow:
SOUTH West Trains plans to run the advertised service, you can check timetables here
READER Jim Cossey took this picture on Christmas Eve just before sunrise.
It shows the River Parrett and the surrounding fields on the road from Langport to Mulchelney.
We haven't cancelled any services today, but please allow extra time for journey. We'll get you there, just may take a little longer! :-)— @nxupdates 27 December 2013
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A GOOD service is running from Taunton Train Station however First Great Western are reporting delays and problems.
For more information click here
A372 New Road partially blocked between the Load Pool junction in Othery and the Kennel Lane junction in Langport, because of flooding.— @WebberBus 27 December 2013
Stay away from flood water. Six inches of fast flowing water can knock you off your feet. #floodaware #UKStorm— @EnvAgencySW 27 December 2013
THE wicked weather makes a return to the county as flood warnings stay in place throughout Friday.
The Environment Agency has issued 5 flood warnings and 48 flood alerts for the South West.
Spells of rain are expected to be heavy at times with 10 to 20 mm falling quite widely.
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