Published: July 7, 2012
Wet weather causes disruption across the Burnham-On-Sea area

Heavy rain has caused disruption across the Burnham-On-Sea area this weekend, flooding roads and causing several events to be cancelled.

The annual Sedgemoor Vintage Vehicle Show, which was due to take place this weekend at Highbridge's Isleport Farm, was cancelled on Saturday due to flooding.

Dozens of vintage tractors and other vehicles were due to go on display for the two-day event, but the fields at the farm were turned into a quagmire by hours of rain, leading to the event being called off, as reported here.

Several low-lying roads on the Levels were also partially blocked by flood water. One road, pictured above, was White House Lane near Rooksbridge where flood water covered the road.

A flood alert for the River Brue was in force by the Environment Agency throughout Saturday, with some concern that it may top the banks in certain vulnerable places.

The bad weather also led to Friday night's speedway fixture between the Somerset Rebels and Sheffield Tigers to be called off at the Oaktree Arena in Highbridge.

"Heavy rainfall close to the start of the meeting left the track in an unfit state to begin racing, and despite some hard work by the track staff, following an inspection and discussion between both teams and the referee, there was no alternative but to call the meeting off," Rebels spokesman Dave Thompson told Burnham-On-Sea.com.

Meanwhile, visitors to the Healing Weekend taking place at Secret World in East Huntspill waded through mud at the event on Saturday, as pictured above. Several cars also had to be towed out of the car parks at the end of the day.

Organisers of Burnham's Picnic In The Park on Sunday say the event is going ahead as planned - more here.

A tractor pulling away a trailer at the cancelled vehicle show on Saturday

Slippery conditions at Secret World's car park for its Healing Weekend

 


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