WORKS taking place to fix a road prone to flooding have unearthed further problems.

Somerset County Council started work on Clifton Terrace, near to Taunton Station, today (Monday, February 17).

A collapsed drain deep under the road was discovered to be the issue, which results in the road flooding easily.

The road turning right was set to be closed for five days

But, after fixing the originally identified problem, issues on the other side of the road have been spotted.

The council will now work to fix that issue, but will need to close the other side of the road to do this.

A spokesperson said: "We've fixed the damaged pipe under Clifton Terrace outbound today.

"However, this has revealed further damage under the other side of the road.

"So from tomorrow the closure will switch to the Taunton-bound lane.

"Thanks for your patience while works are underway."

Councillor John Woodman, Somerset County Council’s cabinet member for highways, said: “This flooding has been a persistent problem for far too long and makes it very difficult to cross the road.

“We need to get in and carry out substantial repairs and I’m pleased we have been able to plan this during the school holidays to minimise any disruption as much as possible.”