Hereford & Worcester

Flooding closes roads in Herefordshire and Worcestershire

Floods in Worcester Image copyright Dave Throup
Image caption Footpaths in Worcester are also flooded

Warnings have been issued to drivers after a number of roads flooded across Herefordshire and Worcestershire overnight.

Roads including New Street in Upton-upon-Severn, and sections of the A438 and the B4350, are among those closed.

A flood warning is in place for the River Wye in Herefordshire, while there are flood alerts on the Frome and Arrow and the Severn in Worcestershire.

The Environment Agency warned motorists not to drive through the flooding.

Dave Throup from the agency tweeted: "A lot of roads are flooded across Herefordshire this morning. Please don't try to drive through."

Image copyright Dilip Sarkar
Image caption Gardens have flooded in Lower Wick, Worcester

He said heavy showers on Thursday had added another 10-25mm of water to streams and rivers.

The Environment Agency said peak levels of between 3.8m (12.4ft) and 4.2m (13.7ft) were expected to occur at Mordiford in Herefordshire.

Footpaths in Worcester are also flooded, including the area between Diglis Water and the city centre.

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