Floods cause chaos

VILLAGERS across North Somerset are battling with floods after hours of torrential rain.

VILLAGERS across North Somerset are battling with floods after hours of torrential rain.

A high volume pump from Avon Fire and Rescue Service, which was sent to the Gloucesterhire floods last summer, was sent to Farleigh Road in Backwell to pump water from a number of buildings along the A370.

A driver also had to be rescued from their car on the Long Ashton Bypass after the vehicle became trapped in flood water.

Train lines at Flax Bourton have flooded and a number of services have been called to Bristol and the South West.


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First Great Western is arranging for passengers to be bussed to their destinations, but commuters face delays.

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