TWO Somerset roads are closed this morning due to fallen trees as Storm Brendan battered the county overnight.

Weather warnings were in force until midnight last night (Monday) for strong winds, up to 80mph, with the Met Office still warning of heavy rains today and into tomorrow.

Meanwhile, trees have been brought down in Cheddon Fitzpaine and East Lydford.


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In Cheddon Fitzpaine, the road between the village and West Monkton is closed, while in East Lydford, the B3153 is closed in both directions between Church Lane and Blackworthy Road (Sutton).

Elsewhere, floods are causing problems as heavy rain accompanied the high winds last night.

In Dunkerton, north of Radstock, households are facing chest-high floodwaters.

Firefighters from the Bath station tweeted pictures of the devastating scene as they battled to pump water out of the homes.

"The door to the right of the picture gives an idea of the depth," said a fire service spokesperson.

"Rainwater run off from the surrounding hills is complicating matters," they added.

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FLOODING: The scene at homes in Dunkerton, North Somerset. PICTURE: Bath Fire Station

And further north, one lane is closed and a speed restriction of 40mph in place in both directions on the M48 Severn Bridge due to strong winds at junction 1 (A403).