Water levels drop but more rain expected - The Worcester Observer

Water levels drop but more rain expected

Worcester Editorial 14th Feb, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016   0

THE RIVER Severn dropped about a foot overnight but there are fears it could rise again over the weekend with more rain on the way.

The Sabrina Bridge has been re-opened and people are now allowed to walk over Worcester Bridge but it remains shut to traffic.

At 10am today (Friday) the level at the Worcester Gauge in Barbourne was 5.31 metres, a drop of more than 30cm since yesterday, meaning water on the roads surrounding the river is beginning to clear.

However, a heavy band of rain and strong winds are expected to move up from the south today with up to 25mm falling on already saturated ground.

If needed, the shuttle bus will run until 4am tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday (February 16) morning with busy evenings expected in the city.

The park and ride service in Perdiswell, which runs from 7am until 7pm will also be free all weekend.

To keep up-to-date with the latest flood warnings log onto www.environment-agency.gov.uk and the county council website at www.worcestershire.gov.uk for road closures and more transport updates.

Picture courtesy of the Environment Agency

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