TWO emergency road closures are currently in place due to floods.

This morning (Monday, March 4), shared the following update:

Cutts Road - East Lyng to Athelney is closed

New Road - West Lyng to North Curry is closed

Langport to Muchelney Road is open

Somerset County Gazette:

A message on the Somerset Council website also said: “Following severe flooding on the Somerset Levels in 2014, emergency road closure gates were installed at eight locations to help stop vehicles potentially getting stuck in flood waters.

“The gates are kept locked open at all times and will only be locked shut when water levels are rising, and the road is at risk of becoming impassable.

“All decisions are made to help keep people safe following advice from the emergency services or the Environment Agency.

“Once water levels have reduced, we will return to inspect the road and reopen the gates as soon as it is safe to do so.”

The emergency road closure gates will only be locked shut when the road is impassable or at risk of becoming impassable.