DRIVERS and homeowners in Somerset are being urged to take care with a deluge of rain expected to hit the county in the next few hours.

Weather experts have warned localised flooding could occur on Friday evening or Saturday morning with the ground already sodden from rain on Thursday evening.

Motoring groups are warning drivers to be alert to the possibility of flood water on the roads as drainage points become satured.

In Burrowbridge, the River Parrett had swollen to near-capacity by 4pm on Friday, forcing workmen to dismantle scaffolding by a bridge in the village (see photograph).