The Avon at Grosvenor Bridge
Our River Avon has turned into a fast flowing torrent of muddy water and has almost submerged Pulteney Weir.
The government has issued flood warnings for the Avon from Chippenham to Melksham and Malmesbury to Chippenham.
The River Chew from Stanton Drew to the Avon at Keynsham is also at risk.
There is a flood alert for the Mid Bristol Avon area which includes Melksham and Bradford on Avon.
Here, in the Lambridge area, our little Lam Brook is rapidly rising.
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Continued heavy rainfall is causing flooding in vulnerable parts Bath and North East Somerset as river levels remain high.
Across the area the council is working hard to clear roads, clear gullies and our cleansing teams are clearing debris where they are able to. The council’s emergency planning team is also helping some residents prepare for any threats to properties. Car parks are being monitored at Bath Hill East and Avon Steet.
The water level along all rivers is expected to continue to rise throughout today and tomorrow with a Met Office yellow warning for rain in place until 5pm today.
Our teams are monitoring water levels, liaising with the Environment Agency and with neighbouring councils and are preparing to take any action necessary. More updates will be provided on our social media channels.
Councillor Manda Rigby, cabinet member with responsibility for Emergency Management: said: “I would like to thank the teams, and our partners, for their swift, pro-active action. A flooding of this nature can have significant impact and I am pleased that we are as prepared as we can be in dealing with the volume of rain predicted.”
For the latest update on flooding go to the Environment Agency
To report an incident contact us on Fix My Street
For the latest travel updates across the region go to Travel West
For wellbeing support contact Community Wellbeing Hub 0300 247 0050