A MAIN road across the Somerset Levels remains closed today (Monday, January 8).

Travel Somerset says inspections will be carried out along the A361 between Taunton and Glastonbury today following flooding caused by torrential rainfall at the end of last week.

Somerset Council closed the A361 after water spilled onto the road late on Friday night (January 5).

Road users are still being urged to plan ahead and use an alternative route – emergency road closure gates at Burrowbridge and East Lyng were closed on Saturday (January 6).

Following the wet start to the year and heavy rain on Thursday (January 4), Currymoor, one of the largest flood storage reservoirs on the Somerset Levels and Moors, became full.

It resulted in excess water being conveyed down a spillway into the next storage reservoirs at Northmoor and Saltmoor, leading to flooding.