RIVER levels on the River Sheppey are reportedly 'rising rapidly' as the Environment Agency has issued a flood warning.

Areas most at risk reportedly include areas of Shepton Mallet and Croscombe.

More specifically, around Charlton Viaduct, the Cider Factory and Draycott Road in Shepton Mallet, as well as the area around Jack’s Bridge in Croscombe.

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A spokesperson for the Environment Agency said: "Rainfall is forecast to last until around 5 PM today, Wednesday 21/02/2024, and river levels are forecast to rise this morning. 

"Further rainfall is also forecast early on Thursday morning. We will continue to monitor levels closely.

"Residents are strongly urged to take action now. Start acting on your flood plan if you have one.

"Consider activating any property flood protection products, if you have not already done so.

"Remain safe and be aware of your surroundings."

Flood warning area: Shepton Mallet to Lower Godney including Garston Street, Leg Square, Lower Lane, Longbridge and Draycott Road in Shepton Mallet and properties in Bowlish, Darshill, Croscombe, Dulcote, Coxley, Fenny Castle, Wookey, Upper Godney and Lower Godney.