SEVERAL flood warnings are currently in place in Somerset as the River Tone’s level remains high, the Environment Agency said.

According to the agency’s latest update, the flood warning area includes West Moor, Hay Moor, and Curry Moor including New Road between North Curry and the A361, and Cutts Road at East Lyng.”

Somerset County Gazette: A map showing the areas covered by the flood warningsA map showing the areas covered by the flood warnings (Image: Environment Agency)

The full update from the Environment Agency said: “The River Tone level at Currymoor pumping station is 7.38m and stable.

“Water will enter Currymoor reservoir via Hookbridge spillway if this level exceeds 7.45m.

“The drain level at Currymoor pumping station is 6.83m and is falling slowly.

“Cutts Road floods when this level is above 5.75m, and New Road when the level is above 6.18m. Both roads remain closed.

“Pumping is taking place at Currymoor, Saltmoor and Northmoor pumping stations when river levels allow.

“The forecast is for rain today, (Wednesday, February 28), followed by a moderate rain band tonight.

“Showers are forecast tomorrow, followed by a further, heavier band of rain early on Friday morning.

“This will cause rivers to respond and remain high, due to already saturated catchments.

“The situation is being continually monitored and staff are checking the condition of flood banks, spillways, and weed screens.

“Please refer to Travel Somerset for information on local road closures, and avoid walking, cycling, or driving through flood water.

“This message will be updated by 2pm tomorrow (Thursday, February 29) or as the situation changes."