PUMPS are at the ready at a flooding blackspot in Worcester.

Engineers from Severn Trent Water are ready with pumps at Hylton Road, one of the main routes out of the city and home to the headquarters of your Worcester News, which frequently floods when the River Severn bursts its banks.

Paul Acton from the organisation said a large amount of disruption is caused whenever the road floods.

“To avoid any issues, particularly over Christmas, we’re working closely with the Environment Agency and we’re ready to deal with the flooding if it happens,” he said.

“We are ready to set-up pumps to remove excess flood water from the sewer system in Hylton Road.

“We will have engineers working 24 hours a day to monitor the pumps and river levels and they’re ready to draft in extra measures if needed.”

Although he said it may not be possible to prevent all flooding, Mr Acton said engineers would do all they could to minimise disruption.

“We’re aware that Hylton Road was affected by flooding last year and in the longer term, we’re investigating methods to prevent sewer flooding from further affecting the area,” he said.

“This is a complex issue, but we are committed to trying to solve it and we will keep local customers up-to-date on our plans as they develop."

For issues with water or sewerage services Severn Trent Water can be contacted on 0800 783 4444.