TWO vehicles became trapped in flood water in the early hours of this morning on the A303 at Yarcombe.

Police officers and firefighters from Chard and Ilminster were sent to the scene at 3.54am this morning where two vehicles had driven into the same stretch of flood water, and the drivers were unable to safely exit their vehicles.

After arriving and quickly assessing the situation, firefighters donned dry suits and used water safety equipment to safely navigate and wade through the water to check the drivers were not injured.

One driver was assisted to safety by the firefighters and the other manage to get out themselves with advice from the crews.

Both driver and their vehicles were safe at 4.45am and the incident was left in the hands of the police, who were awaiting the arrival of the Highways Agency to put a road closure in place.