Bristol Flood Warnings: Live updates as flooding affects traffic across city and closes railway lines

At least three people have been rescued from their vehicles after becoming trapped by the rising flood waters across Bristol

Flood warnings have been issued across Bristol as wet weather sparks travel disruptions for drivers this morning (January 12).

A yellow weather warning was announced by the Met Office yesterday that would last until 5pm today. The warning predicted up to 23 hours of rain to fall on Bristol.

Great Western Rail (GWR) has temporarily closed all lines travelling between Bristol Temple Meads and Swindon due to flooding. GWR estimates that disruption is expected until 11am while disruption to Bristol Parkway is expected to last until 4pm.

Avon Fire and Rescue pulled three people from their vehicles who were caught in the rising waters on Old Bristol Road, in Keynsham, this morning. The incidents took place at 2am and 8am today. Nearby funeral service, W&W Memorials has confirmed it has been forced to close due to Old Bristol Road’s closure.

Elsewhere, the Environment Agency South West has issued two flood warnings for the River Chew, leading down to Bristol Avon, and Winford Brook, in Chew Magna.

Other Road Closures: - Due to flooding, police have closed the road at Swineford. Service 19 are diverted via Newbridge Road, A4 Bath Road and Keynsham to resume normal route at Cherry Gardens in both directions until further notice.

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