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The George Inn in Croscombe is hoping to be open in time for the lunch trade today after owner Peter Graham found his garage 2 ft deep in water. Regulars to the pub know that it will take more than a bit of water to stop serving & there's all the camera crews and other media which will need feeding!

Bowlish Infant School is being evacuated, we're told to Bowlish House.

Updates to follow.


By Wells_Jaqui at 11:52 on 11/07/12

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    The Sheppy has broke its banks resulting in serious flooding in Croscombe and traffic is now backed-up as far as the Sherston roundabout in Wells according to local sources.

    By Wells_Jaqui at 12:08 on 11/07/12

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    There are some photos here: on how Shepton looked earlier today

    By Wells_Jaqui at 12:10 on 11/07/12

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    A spokeswoman for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue said at one time Church Street in Wells was under two feet of water.

    The A371 Bowlish to Wells Road was closed as fire crews worked to clear debris from the flash floods.

    By Wells_Jaqui at 12:12 on 11/07/12

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    This update from Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service: Fire crews have been attending several flooding incidents in the Wells and Shepton Mallet area since 7.15am today.

    Incidents include:

    • 7.14am, Property flooded at Castle Lane, Wookey, Wells
    • 7.32am, Property flooded at Wellesley Park, Dulcote, Wells
    • 8.30am, 1ft of water in George Inn, Long Street, Croscombe, Shepton Mallet. Twenty properties in this area are also believed to be at risk of flooding and fire crews are assisting with evacuation. The nearby river is severely flooded.
    • The A371 Bowlish to Wells Road is blocked by debris and closed. Fire crews working to remove debris
    • 8.45, water 2ft deep in Church Street, Wells. Fire crews removing debris from a bridge
    • 9.48, Flooding in Wells Road, Bowlish, Shepton Mallet

    • Bowlish Infant School evacuated as a precaution. Floodwater had reached an external wall and there was concern about the stability of the wall. Therefore, a structural engineer was called to assess the situation and, as a precaution, the children were moved to a nearby hotel to be collected by parents. This was a controlled situation and there was no risk to the children.

    10.58, Flooding in the area of Fenny Castle, Wookey. Possible evacuation of properties.

    By Wells_Jaqui at 12:20 on 11/07/12

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    More details can be found at ThisisSomerset:

    By Wells_Jaqui at 12:30 on 11/07/12


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