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Somerset motorist rescued from flooding after ignoring warning signs

31st December 2012 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

A Somerset driver had to be rescued from flood water after he disregarded warning signs on a strip of the A361 between Burrowbridge and East Lying.

The road was closed on December 24th in an effort to protect motorists, but motorists still tried to travel on it, despite the obvious dangers.

Just before 21:00GMT on December 29th, rescue teams from Taunton and Bridgwater were called to Burrowbridge in order to help a man whose vehicle had been trapped in the water.

An inflatable boat was used to reach the individual, and a representative from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service has urged people to take notice of the warning signs.

"We would remind members of the public not to enter flood water under any circumstances, especially if road closure signs are in place," the spokesperson explained.

Over the winter, it is important for motorists to keep note of weather forecasts and flood warnings before they travel, as doing so can make the difference between a safe journey and a hazardous one.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801514423-ADNFCR


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