Martock flooding update
Martock flooding update as at 2200 Tuesday 11th March 2014
(This page will close once Long Load bridge is fully open to traffic)
A number of local roads still officially closed or impassable (see map). Long Load bridge (north side) remains closed due to flooding, but see update below for the latest information. Access to Muchelney now possible via Thorney and Wetmoor Lane, although both roads are still officially classed as closed as Highways clean up.
Situation within the Parish of Martock
- Stoke Road: open
- Parrett Works to South Petherton road: open
- Martock to Parrett Works: open
- Coat to Gawbridge: open
- Muchelney: Road to/from Drayton and Langport closed access possible to Muchelney via Thorney and Wetmoor Lane although both roads are still officially classed as closed as Highways clean up the road
- Thorney: River Parrett bridge open
- Gawbridge to East Lambrooke: open
- Gawbridge to Kingsbury Episcopi: open
- Higher Burrow to Hambridge: Clear of water although officially closed as Highways clean up.
- Southay to Stembridge: open
- Southay to Kingsbury Episcopi: open
- Wetmoor Lane (near Long Load) road to Muchelney technically closed but passable to Muchelney
- Long Load: Church Lane leading to Wetmoor Lane some surface water at junction Wetmoor Lane/Church Road although officially closed as Highways clean up
- Long Load: Access to the village only from Martock but no access over the bridge to Long Sutton by vehicle. Acess to Long Sutton and beyond via either A303/A372 via Ilchester or B3168/A378 via Ilminster or Barrington. The bridge will be safe to use once the flood waters on the northern side subside. Road likely to remain officially closed for several more days, but water level is dropping.
An Ordnance Survey map showing which local roads are currently flooded or closed can be downloaded below.
For a Somerset-wide flooding overview provided by Somerset County Council, including a map showing closed roads, please click here.
The latest Somerset Community update can be downloaded below along with advice from Western Power Distribution on electrical safety during flooding..
For further information from BBC travel news for Somerset please click here.
The Martock Emergency Plan has been amended to include specific procedures to deal with flood awareness, risk mitigation and safety issues. The documents below also provide some useful guidance and advice.
If you need sandbags, phone South Somerset District Council on 01935 462462.
For up-to-date flooding information call the Floodline on 0845 988 1188.
Depending on where you live you may be able to register your home with the Environment Agency for free telephone, text or email flood warnings. Please click here to sign up.