PARTS of the River Tone in and around Taunton are expected to flood over the weekend after another long week of rain has left the river full.

Currently the River Tone level at Currymoor pumping station is 7.52m and stable. however the drain level at Currymoor is rising slowly following yesterday’s rain.

Cutts Road floods when this level is above 5.75m, and New Road when the level is above 6.18m and as such, both roads remain closed.

Currently pumping has stopped at Currymoor due to the high river level but will resume as soon as possible.

Scattered, heavy showers are forecast today, Saturday March 2 and into Sunday and such the catchments are saturated.

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

The flood warning area consists of West Moor, Hay Moor and Curry Moor including New Road between North Curry and the A361, and Cutts Road at East Lyng.

Elsewhere on the River Tone, levels are rising in at Bishops Hull and on its tributaries, as a result of heavy overnight rain.

Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible.