Man clings to roof of car during dramatic rescue from A361 flood at Burrowbridge
A man was left clinging to the roof of his car after becoming trapped in flood water on the A361 in Somerset this morning.
Fire crews were called to the flooded stretch of the road at Burrowbridge at around 4.30am.
On arrival, they found the man on the roof of his car, which was engulfed by the flood.
Two crews and a sepcialist rescue vehicle from Bridgwater were joined at the scene by a rescue tender from Taunton.
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They donned dry suits and used two boats to rescue the man.
A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "A more substantial road closure has again been put in place for this road as people had been continuing to drive through road closure signs that were already in place."
On Sunday afternoon, This is Somerset published a spectacular video of the flooding on the A361 between Burrowbridge and East Lyng.
A torrent of water swept over the road after surging down the side of a nearby hill.
Stunned motorists stopped and watched the road become completely submerged by the flood rapids.
Fences and farmyard gates were almost entirely engulfed by the torrent of flood water, which flowed across the road and into a field opposite.
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