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Rivers scrutinised for flooding
Flooding looking out to Glastonbury Tor, Somerset. Pic by Richard Kellaway
Flooding looking out to Glastonbury Tor, pic by Richard Kellaway
Flood warnings remain in place on several rivers across the West Country after the weekend's bad weather.

The Environment Agency urged people to sign up to its automatic flood alert service, which sends messages to phones warning about possible flooding.

Some roads remain flooded and drains are being cleared to better allow flood water to dissipate.

About 200 houses were still without power on Sunday after snowfall brought down powerlines in the Stroud area.

At the peak of the problem, more than 6,000 homes were cut off. Central Networks has apologised.

The River Severn was expected to peak on Sunday between Tewkesbury and Gloucester and a severe warning has been issued for Lydney in Gloucestershire, where some homes have already flooded.

Flood warnings still in place on Sunday included:

  • The River Avon, from Twerton to Bristol
  • The Avon from Bathford to Twerton
  • The Avon from Malmesbury to Melksham
  • The Avon from Melksham to Bathford
  • Semington Brook from upper reaches to Semington


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