Police have warned drivers to only make essential journeys with several flooded A-roads around the county causing issues.

Officers from the Devizes Neighbourhood Team have warned that heavy rain throughout Thursday, March 28, has left many roads around Devizes, Marlborough and Pewsey “severely flooded.”

Some of these busy routes are completely impassable.

A flood-related crash on the A4 at West Overton has caused long delays in both directions during Thursday afternoon.

Vehicles have also been reported as stuck on the A342 Andover Road at Lydeway because of flooding.

Police warned drivers to exercise caution on the A360 Devizes to Salisbury road, particularly around the Salisbury Plain, where water has been reported pouring onto the roads.

In the south of the county, the A303 is shut in both directions between the A350 and Leigh Common after a stream burst its banks.

Drivers are urged to only travel if necessary.

A police spokesperson said: “Please only make essential journeys for the next few hours, drive with great care and slow speed if you have to make a journey and do not drive through any floods as you are likely to get stuck.

“If you see a ‘road closed’ sign, do not ignore it.

“If you do and your car gets damaged, your insurance may not cover the cost of repair.”