Flood Warning Info - A361 East Lyng to Burrowbridge

Area Description

A361 between East Lyng and Burrowbridge including the Somerset Levels Basket and Craft Centre area.
This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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Flood Warning History

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Historical Flood Warning Messages for this Area


Flood Warning issued on 26 Dec 2019 12:05
River Tone, River Parrett
Intermittent Rainfall is expected for the remainder of Boxing Day, 26/12/19, turning more persistent and heavy this evening and overnight into Friday morning 27/12/19. The River Tone level at Currymoor pumping station is 7.15m and is falling slowly but is expected to rise again in response to rainfall. Water will enter Currymoor reservoir via Hookbridge spillway if this level exceeds 7.45 m. The drain at Currymoor pumping station is 7.26m and is falling slowly. Athelney spillway is still running very slightly. We do not expect any impacts to the A361 at this time. We have two automatic pumps running at Currymoor Pumping Station, as well as all pumps running at Saltmoor and Northmoor pumping stations. The two Currymoor pumps will run while river Tone levels allow, to avoid water spilling back into the Moor. We are closely monitoring levels in the Tone and Currymoor.This message will be updated on Friday morning, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 25 Dec 2019 19:44
River Tone, River Parrett
The River Tone level at Currymoor pumping station is 7.30m and is falling slowly. Water will enter Currymoor reservoir via Hookbridge spillway if this level exceeds 7.45 m. The drain at Currymoor pumping station is 7.34m and is falling slowly. Athelney spillway is still running very slightly. We do not expect any impacts to the A361, as levels are now falling. We have two automatic pumps running at Currymoor Pumping Station, as well as all pumps running at Saltmoor and Northmoor pumping stations. The two Currymoor pumps will run while river Tone levels allow, to avoid water spilling back into the Moor. We are closely monitoring levels in the Tone and Currymoor. The remainder of Christmas Day, 25/12/19, will be dry. A band of rain is forecast tomorrow morning, Thursday. Further rain showers, perhaps becoming heavy and persistent, are possible during Thursday and into Friday morning. This message will be updated on Thursday morning, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 25 Dec 2019 07:33
River Tone, River Parrett
The River Tone level at Currymoor pumping station is 7.33m and is steady. Water will enter Currymoor reservoir via Hookbridge spillway if this level exceeds 7.45 m. The drain at Currymoor pumping station is 7.41m and is falling slowly. Athelney spillway is still running very slightly. We do not expect any impacts to the A361, as levels are now falling. We have two automatic pumps running at Currymoor Pumping Station, as well as all pumps running at Saltmoor and Northmoor pumping stations. The two Currymoor pumps will run while river Tone levels allow, to avoid water spilling back into the Moor. We are closely monitoring levels in the Tone and Currymoor. The forecast is for a dry day today, Christmas Day, 25/12/19. A band of rain is forecast tomorrow morning, Thursday. Further rain showers, perhaps becoming heavy and persistent, are possible during Thursday and into Friday morning. This message will be updated this evening of Wednesday, 25/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 24 Dec 2019 18:49
River Tone, River Parrett
The River Tone level at Currymoor pumping station is 7.32m and is steady. Water will enter Currymoor reservoir via Hookbridge spillway if this level exceeds 7.45 m. The drain at Currymoor pumping station is 7.45 and is falling slowly. Athelney spillway is still running very slightly. We do not expect any impacts to the A361, as levels are now falling. We now have two automatic pumps running at Currymoor Pumping Station, as well as all pumps running at Saltmoor and Northmoor pumping stations. The two Currymoor pumps will run while river Tone levels allow. We are closely monitoring levels in the Tone and in Currymoor. Earlier rain showers today, Tuesday, 24/12/19, have now passed, leaving a dry night tonight and a dry day tomorrow, Christmas Day (Wednesday). Some further rain is forecast for Boxing Day (Thursday). This message will be updated tomorrow, Wednesday, 25/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 24 Dec 2019 11:28
River Tone, River Parrett
The River Tone at Currymoor pumping station is 7.35m and is falling slowly. Water will enter Currymoor reservoir via Hookbridge spillway whilst this level exceeds 7.45 m. The drain at Currymoor pumping station is 7.49m and is steady. There is a risk of water overtopping Haymoor flood storage area and affecting Curload and Stan Moor if this level reaches 8.30 m. Athelney spillway is still running very slowly. We do not expect any impacts to the A361. We have all pumps running at Saltmoor and Northmoor pumping stations. Tuesday will see the occasional shower, Christmas Day (Wednesday) will be a dry day and there is a light band of rain forecast for Thursday. We are closely monitoring the river Tone level and will start pumping at Currymoor as soon as the river drops enough to avoid it spilling back into the Moor via Hookbridge spillway. This message will be updated this evening or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 23 Dec 2019 22:31
River Tone, River Parrett
The River Tone at Currymoor pumping station is 7.44m and is falling at about 10 mm per hour. Water will enter Currymoor reservoir via Hookbridge spillway if this level exceeds 7.45 m. The drain at Currymoor pumping station is 7.51m and steady. There is a risk of water overtopping Haymoor flood storage area and affecting Curload and Stan Moor if this level reaches 8.30 m. Athelney spillway is running very slowly. We have all pumps running at Saltmoor and Northmoor pumping stations. A small band of rain is forecast overnight followed by showers tomorrow morning, Tuesday 24/12/19. We are closely monitoring the river Tone level and will start pumping at Currymoor as soon as the river drops enough to avoid it spilling back into the Moor. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, Tuesday, 24/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 23 Dec 2019 11:25
River Tone, River Parrett
The River Tone at Currymoor pumping station is 7.49m and is falling very slowly. Water will enter Currymoor reservoir via Hookbridge spillway whilst this level exceeds 7.45 m. The drain at Currymoor pumping station is 7.51m and is rising by approximately 8 mm per hour. There is a risk of water overtopping Haymoor flood storage area and affecting Curload and Stan Moor if this level reaches 8.30 m. Athelney spillway is still running very slowly. We are liaising with Somerset Highways who will close the A361, if necessary. We do not expect this road will need to close imminently. We have all pumps running at Saltmoor and Northmoor pumping stations. We will monitor the level of the River Tone and start pumping at Currymoor as soon as we can. There is less rain forecast in the next few days and we will get pumps on as soon as we can. This message will be updated on Monday evening or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 22 Dec 2019 17:35
River Tone, River Parrett
The River Tone at Currymoor pumping station is 7.51m and steady. Water will enter Currymoor reservoir via Hookbridge spillway whilst this level exceeds 7.45 m. The drain at Currymoor pumping station is 7.43m and is rising by approximately 10 mm per hour. There is a risk of water overtopping Haymoor flood storage area and affecting Curload and Stan Moor if this level reaches 8.30 m. Athelney spillway started to run very slowly this morning (Sunday 22/12/19). We are liaising with Somerset Highways who will close the A361, if necessary. We do not expect this road will need to close imminently. We have all pumps running at Saltmoor and Northmoor pumping stations. We will monitor the level of the River Tone and start pumping at Currymoor as soon as we can. There is less rain forecast in the next few days and we will get pumps on as soon as we can. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, Monday, 23/12/19.


Flood Warning issued on 22 Dec 2019 10:19
River Tone, River Parrett
The River Tone at Currymoor pumping station is 7.52m and steady. Water will enter Currymoor reservoir via Hookbridge spillway whilst this level exceeds 7.45 m. The drain at Currymoor pumping station is 7.36m and is rising by approximately 10 mm per hour. There is a risk of water overtopping Haymoor flood storage area and affecting Curload and Stan Moor if this level reaches 8.30 m. Athelney spillway started to run very slowly earlier this morning (Sunday 22/12/19). We are liaising with Somerset Highways who will close the A361 if necessary. We do not expect this road will need to close imminently. Pumping continues at Saltmoor and we have all pumps running at Northmoor pumping station. We will monitor the level of the River Tone and start pumping at Currymoor as soon as we can. There is less rain forecast in the next few days and we will get pumps on as soon as we can. This message will be updated later this evening.


Flood Warning issued on 21 Dec 2019 17:28
River Tone, River Parrett
The River Tone at Currymoor pumping station is 7.51m and steady. Water will enter Currymoor reservoir via Hookbridge spillway whilst this level exceeds 7.45 m. The drain at Currymoor pumping station is 7.15mm and is rising by approximately 13 mm per hour. There is a risk of water overtopping Haymoor flood storage area and affecting Curload and Stan Moor if this level reaches 8.30 m. Athelney spillway will begin to run around 10pm tonight. We are liaising with Somerset Highways who will close the A361 if necessary. We do not expect this road will need to close imminently. Pumping continues at Saltmoor and we have all pumps running at Northmoor pumping station. We will monitor the level of the River Tone and start pumping at Currymoor as soon as we can. A band of rain is forecast this evening but the forecast is for a lot less rain in the next few days and we will get pumps on as soon as we can. This message will be updated tomorrow morning.