The A419 is now open in both directions after Highways England managed to clear extensive flooding.

Police shut both carriageways at the South Cerney turn-off last night after flooding and a series of crashes brought traffic to a standstill.

The road was reopened at around 3am.

The flooding came as the country was battered by Storm Brendan yesterday.

A yellow weather warning for rain remains in place for the south coast this morning.

The Met Office forecasts sunnier weather for Swindon today, although there will be a return to heavy rain on Thursday.