EMERGENCY road closure gates have been put in position to prevent motorists using flooded roads across the Somerset Levels.

Travel Somerset has announced the closure of:

  • Cutts Road (East Lyng to Athelney);
  • New Road (West Lyng to North Curry);
  • Langport Road (Muchelney to Langport).
  • The A361 (Burrowbridge to East Lyng) remains open.

Following severe flooding on the Somerset Levels in 2014, emergency road closure gates were installed at eight locations to help stop vehicles potentially getting stuck in flood waters.

The gates are kept locked open at all times and will only be locked shut when water levels are rising and the road is at risk of becoming impassable.

Other road closures in Somerset include:

  • A303 is closed in both directions from Cartgate to Podimore;
  • A37 Ilchester Rd between Yeovil Rd and Oakley Lane;
  • West Mudford Road;
  • Tylers Lane, Fitzhead (landslip).