and heavy rain give the Burnham-On-Sea area a battering
rain and high winds caused difficult driving conditions in the
Burnham-On-Sea area on Monday and into the early hours of today
firefighters were called to deal with an unsafe structure in Burnham
Road, Highbridge as 60mph gusts swept through the area.
fire crews were also called to Victoria Court in Burnham at 10am
on Christmas Eve morning to remove pieces of a chimney stack in
a dangerous position.
rainfall and high winds battered the region, prompting the Met
Office to issue an amber warning. Furrther bad weather is forecast
for this Friday.
on Monday, police were called to several blown down trees, including
one in Brent Knoll's Burton Row (pictured top) which was blocking
the road. Local resident Michael Hookway said police and residents
worked together to get the road cleared.
storm left pools of rainwater on roads in Burnham, but no serious
flooding. The South Esplanade was partially covered with water,
as pictured below, while a terrace near Abingdon Street, right,
was also left under several inches of water. In Highbridge, the
River Brue overflowed onto the recently-opened footpath.
bad weather is forecast for later in the week on Friday.
flooded South Esplanade on Monday afternoon