A WEST Somerset road is temporarily closed - because it's too hot.

Work is being carried out on the A39 at Bilbrook to dust the road surface as temperatures soar into the 30s.

A Travel Somerset spokesman said: "We need to close the A39 at Bilbrook temporarily to dust the road surface due to the extreme heat.

"This means an unexpected Somerset grit run in late June!

"Please bear with us while traffic is held temporarily."