restored to Burnham-On-Sea homes after heavy rainfall
has been restored to more than 400 homes in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge
which were left in the dark on Monday evening after torrential rain
swept through the area, causing disruption.
Western Power Distribution worked through the night to restore
electricity to the effected homes in after 35mm of rain fell on
Burnham in two days.
were the scenes in Burnham's Coleridge Gardens on Monday where blocked
drains led to deep water filling the roadway and pavements.
the cars could get through and no homes were flooded, but access
has been difficult for many residents and several have flooded gardens,"
local resident John Strickland told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
Berrow School suffered sewer problems during Monday, caused by the
heavy rain and several of its toilets were not working, prompting
staff to consider closing however the school was open as usual on
Burnham-On-Sea fire crews were called to Brent Road in East Brent
on Monday evening where an electricity cable was on fire underground,
caused by the saturated ground. The supplies were isolated with
the help of the power company.
There were also minor flooding issues in Berrow Road, Stoddens Road
and in Love Lane on Monday, where Somerset County Council installed
flood warning signs to warn motorists.
Several Burnham-On-Sea residents said they were unhappy that the
County Council had not removed leaves from blocked drains. Vanessa
Treloar said: "I reported blocked drains by the swimming pool
in Berrow Road weeks ago and nothing has been done."
Meanwhile, many rail services resumed today after being halted through
Highbridge and Burnham Station on Monday, however some Great Western
services were still not running. Travellers
are advised to check with the firm before setting out.
The Environment Agency issued a flood warning for the River Brue
and Glastonbury Millstream from Lovington to Highbridge. River levels
continued to rise overnight.