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Last Updated: Friday, 11 January 2008, 15:51 GMT
Flood watch in place along river
A flood watch has been put in place along the River Severn after heavy rain fell across Gloucestershire.

Motorists have been advised to take extra care as many roads in the county are already flooded.

Flooding in Prestbury has also been reported and sandbags are being delivered by Cheltenham Council.

Rail operator First Great Western confirmed flooding around Gloucester and said services would be limited on Friday, with some services cancelled.

A spokeswoman for the county council said: "All roads are passable with care. We're monitoring school closures."

"There is widespread rain across the county causing water logging on some roads," a spokesman for Gloucestershire Highways added.

It's really falling down here - I've got deja vu
Tim Aston, summer flooding victim

"We have highways teams out and about dealing with incidents as they come in, but we do expect the rain to ease later in the day."

Tim Aston, 40, and his wife and children have been living in a caravan on the driveway of their home in Tewkesbury since being flooded in July.

He said: "The kids have been sent home early from school because the river's coming up again.

"It's really falling down here - I've got deja vu. We're feeling frazzled, we've really been through a lot and now we're twitchy.

"I'll be fitting rowlocks to the caravan if this keeps up."



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