POLICE have warned motorists travelling around Yeovil not to ignore road closure signs or drive through flood water.

The main routes into Yeovil have been flooded and officers are advising people not to travel to or from the town unless absolutely essential.

Police said the A359 and A37 were impassable and drivers who had been ignoring road closure signs were getting their vehicles stuck.

Meanwhile the Environment Agency has brought in extra pumps to deal with flooding on the Somerset Levels.

Newton Road was closed due to flooding between Middle Street in Yeovil and Hooper's Lane Stoford.