THE MIDLANDS office of the Environment Agency has issued various flood warnings across Worcestershire as river levels continue to rise following rain and snow melt.
Reports have been issued of river levels rising at the Bewdley River gauge on the River Severn due to heavy rainfall causing potential flooding of roads and farmland today.
Flooding is expected to affect low lying land and roads adjacent the river from Highley to Tewkesbury. Other locations likely to be affected affected include Stourport, Holt Fleet, Worcester, Kempsey, Severn Stoke and Upton upon Severn.
Water levels at Kempsey Yacht Club are expected to rise from 6m to 6.5m on Friday
River levels may continue to rise over the next week as further rainfall is expected.
The Environment Agency will continue to monitor the situation and is asking people to avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses.
Call Floodline for advice – 0345 988 1188 or 0345 602 6340 (textphone). The lines are open 24-hours-a-day, seven days-a-week.