Somerset

Somerset flood: Humanitarian boat replaced by vehicle

  • 6 March 2014
  • From the section Somerset
The Muchelney humanitarian support boat
Image caption The eight-seat boat to Muchelney has been in daily use since early January

A boat service which for two months has been ferrying people and supplies to a flooded village in Somerset is to end.

Instead an all-terrain vehicle will be used between Langport and Muchelney as the flood water has receded sufficiently to make trips by road.

However Somerset County Council has warned of "hidden dangers" under the water's surface and urged motorists to not use the roads before they reopen.

The authority said the timings of the service would remain unchanged.

A humanitarian eight-seat boat has been in daily use since early January when Muchelney became cut off by flooded roads into the village.

It was run by the fire service and provided by the county council.

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