A TANKER said to be transporting thousands of pounds worth of milk is currently stranded in floodwater in a Somerset village.

Flood alerts and warnings have been brandished all over the county today, including the village of Mudford, near Yeovil, where the lorry is stuck.

If full, the vehicle branded with Arla logos could be carrying up to 15,000 litres of milk, which could be worth somewhere around £6,000.

An Arla spokesperson said: "We can confirm that one of our tankers has quite literally got "stuck in Mud(ford)" earlier today, and our driver is safe and working with the local recovery company to ensure the vehicle is safely returned to the dairy.

"As the UK's largest dairy cooperative, our tankers collect milk daily from our 2,000 farms, and we make 4,000 deliveries to stores, every day, and shoppers can be assured there will be milk on shelves and butter in the fridges."

On the evening of Thursday, February 8, the Environment Agency issued a flood alert for the village and surrounding areas.Somerset County Gazette: The village of Mudford is currently under a flood alert from the Environment Agency.The village of Mudford is currently under a flood alert from the Environment Agency. (Image: Environment Agency)

The alert stated rising water levels in local rivers would remain high into this morning (Friday, February 9).

The River Yeo, River Cam, River Wriggle, and areas of low lying land were expected to be most affected, particularly around the Sparkford to Weston Bampfylde road and Deep Ford Lane, Chetnole.

Those in the area were advised to avoid using low lying footpaths and any bridges near local watercourses and urged not to attempt to walk, cycle or drive through flood water.