Flood-hit Cheddar Gorge road to remain closed

The main route through Cheddar Gorge has been shut for nearly two weeks

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Engineers in Somerset are working to restore access to Cheddar Gorge after last month's heavy rain and floods damaged roads in the area.

The B3135 - the winding, main route through the gorge - has been closed for nearly two weeks.

Somerset County Council has said that until the road surface dries out repairs are impossible.

Andrew Turner, highways manager said he had "not seen it like this, ever", during his time working at the council.

"The trouble we've got here, is that where we've got flowing water there is no fix at this point in time," he added.

"We've got areas of carriageway where the tarmac is gone [and] water's still flowing through it, and we can't make a repair."

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