Flood warnings in place in Worcester again as River Severn rises - The Worcester Observer

Flood warnings in place in Worcester again as River Severn rises

Worcester Editorial 30th Jan, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016   0

THE RIVER Severn in Worcester has been put on flood warning again with fears it may rise above levels seen earlier this month.

At 12.30pm today (Thursday) the level at the Diglis Gauge was 4.07 metres above normal but a peak of up to 4.7 metres is not expected until Saturday morning (February 1).

Another band of heavy rain is expected to cross the county tomorrow afternoon and evening, adding to the problems.

The Environment Agency has warned Hood Street and Quay Street, Pitchcroft Lane, Waterworks Road, Newport Street, Croft Road and Diglis Dock Road could all be affected by flooding.

Hylton Road was also closed for four hours earlier today while Severn Trent installed its pumps to remove the anticipated flood water.

Paul Acton, from Severn Trent Water, said: “We know that Upton upon Severn and Hylton Road in Worcester are likely to flood when the river levels get high and we know it causes a lot of disruption when this happens.

“We’re expecting the river levels to increase into the weekend and they’re expected to be at their highest on Saturday morning, so we wanted to be ready early to help protect local property from any impact.”

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