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Weather warnings remain in place in Chard as roads reopen following flooding

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A weather warning for rain remains in place until 3am in South Somerset (on June 29) after flooding occurred in the Chard area earlier today (June 28).

Multiple agencies across the region, including South Somerset District Council, Somerset Highways, Avon & Somerset Police and Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service, have been monitoring the situation throughout the day with several roads having to be closed and support offered to residents.

Water levels have now fallen. We are advised that most roads have now reopened and are passable with care.

A Met Office yellow warning remains in place until 3am on Tuesday morning - https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings

South Somerset District Council continues to offer sandbags and other support during a flooding emergency which can be accessed here - https://www.southsomerset.gov.uk/services/environmental-services/flooding-emergencies/ and we will continue to monitor the situation in Chard, providing emergency support if required.

Environmental Services team loading van with sandbags

Sandbags being loaded for delivery in Chard

Somerset County Council Highways will be working overnight to clear debris and mitigate any issues should there be further heavy rain, and work assisted by South Somerset District will continue tomorrow.

If you are in immediate danger from flooding, please call 999 and follow advice from emergency services to keep yourself and your family safe.

Thank you. You response is appreciated.

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