A FLOOD warning for the River Severn at Pitchcroft has been removed.

According to the Environment Agency, the Worcester Gauge was 4.65 meters and falling slowly at midday today after a peak level of 4.96 meters was recorded at 2am on Friday.

No further significant rise in river levels is expected.

Warnings are still in place at Diglis, Court Meadow, Kempsey and Callow End, along with East Waterside and Hanley Road in Upton-upon-Severn, and Hanley Castle and Saxons Lode which includes properties directly next to the river in Uckinghall and Rectory Road, Upton-upon-Severn.

Meanwhile, the B4080 Pershore Road, Eckington, has now re-opened as river levels begin to recede.