3rd Apr, 2020

Warnings remain as Severn set to rise again

Rob George 17th Feb, 2020 Updated: 18th Feb, 2020

FLOOD warnings remain in place on the River Severn and environment agency chiefs have warned the river level is expected to rise in the next 24 hours.

Eight areas of the River Severn in and around the city are subject to warnings and while levels have receeded slightly in the last 24 hours it’s thought the river will rise again.

Forecasters have now estimated the Severn will peak tomorrow (Wednesday) at levels which should eclipse the floods of 2014 to make it the worst flood in the city for some 13 years.

A number of roads remain closed but New Road has re-opened, albeit in a contraflow system, as has the A449 through Powick. Both sides of the Carrington Bridge are now open as is the A4103 at Bransford, the A38 at Severn Stoke and Upton bridge

Dozens of businesses close to the Severn have been affected including the Old Rectifying House which again has been forced to close its doors because of flooding.

Roads closed due to flooding:

A4440 Hams Way Closed West Bound From Powick R/Abt

A4440 Temeside Way Closed West Bound From Ketch R/Abt

Hylton Road, Worcester

Worcester Dolday, Nth Parade, Croft Rd And Castle St Closed, Diversion Via Contra Flow In Place

A443 Worcester Closed Between New Rd & Henwick Rd Follow the Solid Black Circle Symbol.

Waverley Street, Worcester

Chief Supt Tom Harding from West Mercia Police, on behalf of the multi-agency flood response, said: “We continue to experience flooding as a result of storm Dennis across Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Shropshire – with major incidents being declared in all three counties on Sunday (February 16).

“Please do not travel unless absolutely necessary. Many roads are closed and impassable so please respect any road closures and diversions as they are in place to keep you safe. Please do not venture close to swollen rivers or floodwater and follow flood advice.

“Information regarding the flooding including road closures, will continue to be given on social media by the Environment Agency, local authorities and the emergency services, and via local news or radio channels.”

This story will be updated throughout the day. E-mail editor@worcesterobserver.co.uk with any road closures, information and pictures



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