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Somerset drivers ignore road closure signs despite flood water

14th December 2012 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

Motorists who try to use one of the most popular routes into central Somerset are ignoring warning signs, resulting in them being trapped in flood water.

Over the past three weeks, many areas of the Somerset Levels have remained underwater due to the deluges from the November storms, with the south west of Aschott cited as one of the worst affected regions, reports the Central Somerset Gazette.

Chris Hill who runs his business in the area, told the news provider how, along with the emergency services, he made a trip to rescue two people stuck in a lorry amid the flooding.

A representative from the emergency services said: "Upon arrival crews donned dry suits and, utilising a boat, rescued two casualties suffering from the cold. The public are urged not to enter flood water or roads where there are "Road closed" signs."

While flooding is still a problem in some areas due to last month's torrential rain, Britons must now be wary of the threat of ice and snow as temperatures continue to fall.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801506872-ADNFCR


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