Somerset

Somerset floods: All terrain vehicles break down

All-Terrain vehicle arrives in Somerset to help Oath residents stranded by rising floodwater Image copyright Somerset Council
Image caption An all-terrain vehicle was brought in to helping residents in Oath at the weekend

Two of the all-terrain vehicles being used to transport people living in the flooded Somerset levels have broken down.

Avon and Somerset Police said the engine had failed on a vehicle transporting residents in and out of the village of Oath.

A large tractor has been brought in by the Environment Agency as a replacement while the vehicle is being fixed.

One of two Unimogs serving Thorney has also broken down.

Police said a second Unimog was still being run by the fire service.

A spokesman said a further all-terrain vehicle serving the route from Drayton to Muchelney, which had broken down on Monday, had now been repaired.

Some parts of the Somerset Levels have been flooded for several weeks.

Two severe flood warnings remain in place at Salt Moor and North Moor - including Moorland - and at the A361 from East Lyng to Burrowbridge.

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