Latest information on services affected by bad weather

You can find the latest information on our services which have been affected by flooding or bad weather. 

Flood Warnings

You can find details of flood warnings issued for the South West on the Environment Agency website.

Roads

You can view a map of the Roads affected by flooding in the Somerset Levels and Moors below. This map has been produced working with the Environment Agency and the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service.

The map was last updated on 27 March at 9:20am.

Flooding Map

Please be aware that other roads may be unsafe to use. Please report any problems on the roads to us when it is safe to do so on 0845 345 9155 or email roadsandtransport@somerset.gov.uk

You can find more information on the current condition of roads on our Somerset Gritter twitter account or on the BBC Travel News – Somerset site

Here are the Highway Recovery Frequently Asked Questions and answers that we have prepared so far which we will continue to update when needed. The Traffic Management plan will also be available shortly.

Schools and Children’s Centres
You can find details of schools and children’s centres which have let us know about closures or restricted opening on the school closures page.

Waste and Recycling
You can find guidance and updates on refuse and recycling collections and recycling sites in event of severe weather on the Somerset Waste Partnership website. (external link).

Transport
You can find out about the latest updates on weather affected routes for public transport and weather affected routes for school transport on the adverse weather transport information page, if you need more information please contact Somerset Direct on 0845 345 9155. You can find details of disruptions to train services at the First Great Western Journey Check website.

Sandbags
If your property is already flooded you should contact the fire service. If you are concerned that your property could flood you should contact your local district council for information on sandbags:
Mendip
Sedgemoor
South Somerset
Taunton Deane
West Somerset

Somerset Emergency Flood Relief Fund
Somerset County Council has contributed £50,000 along with £50,000 from the Prince of Wales’ Countryside fund. You can find out more about the fund, and how to donate on the Somerset Community Foundation page. Information on being prepared for flooding.

All media enquiries about the flooding in Somerset should be directed to the flooding communications team on 01823 363134

Useful contact numbers

  • Police – 101 for general calls and 999 for emergency calls.
  • Flood issues – Environment Agency on 0345 9881188 
  • Emergency accommodation – Sedgemoor District Council 0845 4082546 or police 101 number. 
  • Sandbag provision
    Taunton Deane Borough Council 01823 356356
    Sedgemoor District Council 0845 408 2546 or local rate 01278 435435 (Out of hours: 0800 917 6520)
    South Somerset District Council – 01935 462462 (24 hours) 
  • Sedgemoor District Council contact centre – 0845 408 2540 or local rate 01278 435435.
    Outside of these hours their 24/7 number is 0800 917 6520. 
  • Somerset County Council contact centre
    Roads and Transport 0845 345 9155
    Adult Social Care 0845 345 9133
    Children’s Services 0845 345 9122
    General Enquiries: 0845 345 9166
  • South Somerset District Council contact centre - 01935 462462