Drivers urged to move cars from Pitchcroft as Severn continues to rise - The Worcester Observer

Drivers urged to move cars from Pitchcroft as Severn continues to rise

Worcester Editorial 13th Jan, 2023   0

DRIVERS still parked on Pitchcroft car park are being urged to move their vehicles as the flood waters from the River Severn continue to rise.

Worcester City Council captured these pictures from its car parks earlier today (Friday) as the Severn reached 5.07metres.

That’s almost two metres above the highest end of its normal level and just shy of the record flooding level seen in the city of 5.79metres set in February 2020.

Although the sun has shone in the city today, a band of heavy rain is expected to cross Worcestershire tonight and into tomorrow (Saturday) morning, topping up the already high river levels.

While Worcester remains open for business, Pitchcroft, Croft Road and Cattlemarket car parks are all closed amid rising flood waters.

Motorists have been instructed not to park on those car parks and also avoid Newport Street and Tybridge Street car parks.

All other car parks are open as normal.

New Road is again flooded while pedestrians have also been urged to avoid crossing Diglis Bridge because there is floodwater on the riverside paths on both sides of the river.

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