DRONE pictures have highlighted the extent of water covering Salisbury after the River Avon burst its banks.

Residents in Ashley Road were worse affected after the river burst its banks in the River Park area last night (January 6), despite recent flood defence work as part of the multi-million-pound project.

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Salisbury city councillors, Paul Sample and Sam Charleston are asking the Environment Agency to attend the next council meeting for answers on what has gone wrong.

With six homes flooded in Ashley Road, Cllr Sample is calling for fellow residents to help them with muscle pumps, dehumidifiers or anything else.

Ashley Road remains closed to traffic in both directions. Milford Road has also been closed.

Cllr Charleston, who's been at the site helping residents, said: "This has been awful but what has been really lovely is how the community has pulled together. The council opened its depot and residents have been wheelbarrowing sandbags. It's been a fantastic community effort to get everyone the help they need.

"There has been a lot of talk and anger about the River Park project works but this project will prevent events like these from happening once it is finished. River Park will do its job."

Click on the top image to see a gallery of drone pictures taken by Simon Downs and Richard Langley.