Hereford & Worcester

Worcestershire roads hit by flash floods after heavy rain

Parts of Worcestershire were affected by flash flooding after heavy rain and thunder storms.

Tibberton C of E First School, Droitwich was shut and Upton Snodsbury C of E First School closed after electrical problems caused by flooding.

Evesham Golf Club also shut and club secretary Jerry Cain said his drive down the A44 was "very tricky indeed".

A number of other roads in south Worcestershire were flooded, including the A38 in Bromsgrove.

Bromsgrove District Council said there was "serious flooding from the foul sewerage system and surface water" near to Morrison's supermarket at Charford.

'Hot spots'

The council said the flooding had cleared and all roads in the area were passable.

There was also flooding in the Batchley area of Redditch related to the surface water drainage system, but no properties were flooded, the council said.

Officers have inspected known flooding "hot-spots" and, where necessary, maintenance teams were mobilised, a spokesperson added.

Hereford and Worcester Fire Service said it had nine flood related calls, mostly in the Bromsgrove area, from people stuck in their cars.

On Tuesday morning Dave Throup from the Environment Agency tweeted: ‏"Wow! Pershore had 56mm of rain from today's storms. Its average for the whole of July is 50mm!"

The Met Office issued a Yellow Warning warning of heavy rain causing surface flooding.

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