Heavy rain and flooding in Wiltshire has led to the closure of part of the A303.

The rain has completely submerged the entry slip road with water reaching as far as lane two.

This led to a full closure of the eastbound carriageway between the A36 Deptford interchange and the A360 junction at Winterbourne Stoke, after the entry slip road and lane one were initially closed last night.

National Highways warned commuters to allow extra time for their journeys because of the closure, which will remain in place until water levels subside.

Rob Penney, head of south west service delivery for National Highways, said: “Flooding has been a regional issue in the South West, and we’re doing everything we can to prevent the floodwater from freezing and creating further issues.

“The eastbound carriageway has been closed to protect the travelling public and we're now preparing to put in a contraflow system to keep traffic moving in both directions along the westbound carriageway of the A303.

“We appreciate this will cause some delays to people’s journeys, and we advise people to add a little extra time for their journeys, and to consider alternative routes where they can.”

Traffic is currently being diverted from Deptford via the A36 and B390 to Shrewton and rejoins the A303 from the A360 at Longbarrow roundabout.