Live: Gales, rising river levels... and more rain and flooding to come in Worcestershire

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  • More heavy rainfall is expected in the coming days in Worcestershire and the Met Office has issued a warning.
  • Last night more heavy storms battered Worcester and more flooding is expected because the already saturated ground is unable to cope with further rain.
  • Keep in touch with the rapidly changing situation with this live blog.
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And on that cheery note, it's goodbye for tonight. More updates here tomorrow.

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Bonzodog says

I do hope that the powers-that-be realise that in the increasingly possible event of the main city bridge being closed that St Peters is already under siege due to the roadworks. Any diversion of traffic from the City down Bath Road will make an already difficult situation impossible.

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Debris at Worcester Bridge, by Jack Donohoe, via www.facebook.com/theworcesternews

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A FLAT roof has partially blown from two properties in Malvern.

The fireservice were called to the homes in Lower Howsell Road at about 3.16pm today.

Crews from Malvern were called to the scene and the Worcester aerial appliance also attended.

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THE River Severn has burst its banks in the city centre.

This evening river water was partly covering Hylton Road in front of Cripplegate Park.

The road was still passable at 5pm. 

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Just before I go, if you think it's bad here...

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UPDATE: AS river levels across the county reach their highest in six years the Environment Agency is warning there is still more to come.

The Met Office issued a weather warning on roads across the county  today as more heavy rainfall is expected in the coming days and a flood alert is in place for the River Severn in Worcestershire.

The warning is expected to last until shortly before midnight on Tuesday, February 11.

Last night more heavy storms battered Worcester and this latest warning means the county council see more flooding as the already saturated ground is unable to cope with further rain.

Today winds of up around 50mph buffeted Evesham and the Met Office website predicted rain in Worcester overnight and winds of between 30 and 40 mph.

At 11am today measurements taken at the Worcester Gauge showed the river at 5.06 metres but a peak level of between 5.3 and 5.4 metres is expected to occur Monday evening.

Diglis Gauge was 4.77 metres at the same time and a peak level of between 4.85 and 5.05 metres is expected to occur, also on Monday evening.

Kempsey Yacht Gauge was 6.89 metres. A peak level of between 6.95 and 7.10 metres is expected to occur Monday.

So far the fire service have assisted one woman from her home in Worcestershire in Lane's End, Kempsey, as a result of the flood waters.

Jacky Smith, who Your Worcester News also spoke to yesterday, said today that she had stayed as long as she could before leaving.

"The water came into the house. Once it comes in the house it means it's incredibly deep outside so then you just have to get out. Otherwise you are talking about wading through waste deep water.

"As soon as the water comes in, it's time to go. I held on for as long as I could."

Roads across the county are closed as a result of flooding, these include the Jubilee Bridge in Fladbury, the Eckington Bridge, near Pershore, Station Road in Hinton, Waterside in Evesham and the temporary footbridge off the Abbey Road, Hylton Road in Worcester, Stourport Road, Bewdley, New Street and Hanley Road in Upton, Shell Ford between Bradley Green to Himbleton and the Walcot Ford between Pershore and Drakes Broughton.

There is also disruption to bus services. To find out which routes are affected visit worcestershire.gov.uk.

Flood schemes are also in force across the county at Severnside, Beales Corner, Kempsey, New Street, Waterside and residents in Severn Stoke have been constructing their own flood defences.

Sarah Taylor

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Taking a break now.

I'll try to update you later.

Keep your pictures coming: tweet me @JohnWilsonWN, text 80360 WN News or post on our facebook wall www.facebook.com/theworcesternews

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Astonishing video of someone driving through floods at Eckington Bridge a few days ago. This is really NOT recommended.

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Car park out of action, Worcester. Picture by Tristram Teague via www.facebook.com/theworcesternews

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Surrounded by water, the Severn View Hotel in Worcester yesterday.

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The following bus services are currently disrupted (information from Worcestershire County Council):

2 / 2A / 2C (Bewdley - Kidderminster) : Due to the closure of Bewdley Bridge due to flooding, these services will operate from Kidderminster to Wribbenhall as normal, then divert via Stourport Rd and Bewdley Bypass to access the Town Centre and turn here. These services will therefore operate with significant delays. (NEW UPDATE)

15 (Kidderminster – Stourport – Bewdley) : This service is operating as normal from Kidderminster as far as the Severn Valley Station in Bewdley, then turning around and diverting via Bewdley Bypass to access the Town Centre.

41 / 42 / 43 (Upton – Malvern) : Due to flooding on Hanley Road in Upton, these services continue to operate to their Standard Flood Timetable.

125 (Stourbridge - Kidderminster - Bewdley - Highley – Bridgnorth) : Due to the closure of Bewdley Bridge due to flooding, this service will operate from Kidderminster to the Safari Park as normal, then divert via Stourport Road and Bewdley Bypass to access the Town Centre. It will then continue operating its normal route towards Bridgnorth.

291 (Tenbury – Bewdley – Kidderminster) : Due to the closure of Bewdley Bridge due to flooding, this service will operate from Kidderminster to the Safari Park as normal, then divert via Stourport Road and Bewdley Bypass to access the Town Centre. It will then turn around and continue operating its normal route towards Tenbury.

292 (Kidderminster – Bewdley – Ludlow) : Due to the closure of Bewdley Bridge due to flooding, this service will operate from Kidderminster to the Safari Park as normal, then divert via Stourport Road and Bewdley Bypass to access the Town Centre. It will then turn around and continue operating its normal route towards Ludlow.

362 / 364 (Worcester – Kempsey – Upton) : Due to flooding on Hanley Road in Upton, these services continue to operate to their Standard Flood Timetable.

363 (Worcester – Callow End – Upton) : Due to flooding on Hanley Road in Upton, these services continue to operate to their Standard Flood Timetable.

382 (Worcester – Norton – Littleworth – Defford – Eckington – Pershore) : Due to flooding at Eckington Bridge, this service is operating to its Standard Flood Timetable.

550 / 551 (Worcester – Pershore - Evesham) : Due to flooding at Jubilee Bridge in Fladbury, these services are now operating to their Special Flood Timetable. Additionally, due to the closure of Waterside in Evesham due to flooding, Service 550 journeys to Evesham will divert via Cheltenham Rd – Davies Rd – Broadway Rd – Bengeworth, then terminate here.

581 / 582 (Evesham Town Services) : Due to the closure of Waterside in Evesham due to flooding, these services are diverting from Port Street via Bengeworth – Broadway Rd – Davies Rd – Cheltenham Rd then undertaking a loop of Hampton and Fairfield Estates before returning via the same route. Cooper's Lane will not be served, and the services will operate with significant delays.

758 (Worcester – Hallow – Great Witley – Tenbury) : Due to flooding on Hylton Road in Worcester, this service is diverting via St. John's and Henwick Road, then resuming normal route towards Hallow, and vice versa.

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Road closures

  • Jubilee Bridge, Fladbury
  • Eckington Bridge, near Pershore
  • Station Road, Hinton,
  • Waterside, Evesham
  • Temporary footbridge by the Abbey Road, Evesham
  • Hylton Road, Worcester
  • Stourport Road, Bewdley
  • New Street and Hanley Road, Upton
  • Shell Ford between Bradley Green and Himbleton
  • Walcot Ford between Pershore and Drakes Broughton

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Marooned by rising floodwater at Kempsey. Read more.

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9:00pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Bonzodog says...

I do hope that the powers-that-be realise that in the increasingly possible event of the main city bridge being closed that St Peters is already under siege due to the roadworks. Any diversion of traffic from the City down Bath Road will make an already difficult situation impossible.
I do hope that the powers-that-be realise that in the increasingly possible event of the main city bridge being closed that St Peters is already under siege due to the roadworks. Any diversion of traffic from the City down Bath Road will make an already difficult situation impossible. Bonzodog

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