LiveLIVE: Flooding in Worcestershire: news, pictures, and live updates

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  • Water levels have dropped overnight and Worcester's Sabrina footbridge has been re-opened, but the Met Office is forecasting heavy rain throughout today, meaning the river could rise again.
  • Worcester Bridge is re-opening to traffic at 6pm.
  • Several roads and schools are shut with large parts of the centre of Worcester closed to traffic.
  • The Worcester News team will be providing live coverage throughout the day.
  • Send pictures to photo@worcesternews.co.uk or text 80360 WN News.

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7:13am Fri 14 Feb 14

mummyticklemonster says...

Suckley Primary School is shut.
Suckley Primary School is shut. mummyticklemonster
  • Score: 0

8:22am Fri 14 Feb 14

welshpricey says...

Latest odds for a hosepipe ban by the end of June, as it's the wrong kind of rain, 10-1 !!!!!!!!!

Hats off to the council and the drivers who are keeping the river crossings going until 4am. Rather you than me. Have you seen the state of half of the people wobbling around at that time of the morning!!
Latest odds for a hosepipe ban by the end of June, as it's the wrong kind of rain, 10-1 !!!!!!!!! Hats off to the council and the drivers who are keeping the river crossings going until 4am. Rather you than me. Have you seen the state of half of the people wobbling around at that time of the morning!! welshpricey
  • Score: 3

8:57am Fri 14 Feb 14

sugarlump says...

Dave Throup - maga hero, up there with Batman, Superman and all the other big names!! Is it a bird, is it plane - no its Throupman.
Dave Throup - maga hero, up there with Batman, Superman and all the other big names!! Is it a bird, is it plane - no its Throupman. sugarlump
  • Score: 3

9:00am Fri 14 Feb 14

david350uk says...

Why can't something more positive be done about the puddle outside the cricket ground, instead of all these agencies walking around patting themselves on the back and saying be safe all the time.

Why not a small wall of sand bags on each side of the road so that the water is pooled and then have a pump running to pump it out and keep it clear.
Or setup a temp. raised road surface as was done on the road into Tewsksbury in 2007.

Do you people realise the chaos that is been caused away from the bridge while you watch your little bus service run up and down ?
Why can't something more positive be done about the puddle outside the cricket ground, instead of all these agencies walking around patting themselves on the back and saying be safe all the time. Why not a small wall of sand bags on each side of the road so that the water is pooled and then have a pump running to pump it out and keep it clear. Or setup a temp. raised road surface as was done on the road into Tewsksbury in 2007. Do you people realise the chaos that is been caused away from the bridge while you watch your little bus service run up and down ? david350uk
  • Score: -11

9:19am Fri 14 Feb 14

welshpricey says...

david350uk wrote:
Why can't something more positive be done about the puddle outside the cricket ground, instead of all these agencies walking around patting themselves on the back and saying be safe all the time.

Why not a small wall of sand bags on each side of the road so that the water is pooled and then have a pump running to pump it out and keep it clear.
Or setup a temp. raised road surface as was done on the road into Tewsksbury in 2007.

Do you people realise the chaos that is been caused away from the bridge while you watch your little bus service run up and down ?
Blimey, try getting back into bed and out of the other side and see if that helps!!! Cheer up, it's Friday :-)
[quote][p][bold]david350uk[/bold] wrote: Why can't something more positive be done about the puddle outside the cricket ground, instead of all these agencies walking around patting themselves on the back and saying be safe all the time. Why not a small wall of sand bags on each side of the road so that the water is pooled and then have a pump running to pump it out and keep it clear. Or setup a temp. raised road surface as was done on the road into Tewsksbury in 2007. Do you people realise the chaos that is been caused away from the bridge while you watch your little bus service run up and down ?[/p][/quote]Blimey, try getting back into bed and out of the other side and see if that helps!!! Cheer up, it's Friday :-) welshpricey
  • Score: 10

10:11am Fri 14 Feb 14

sitting on the fence gives you piles says...

sugarlump wrote:
Dave Throup - maga hero, up there with Batman, Superman and all the other big names!! Is it a bird, is it plane - no its Throupman.
get a life
[quote][p][bold]sugarlump[/bold] wrote: Dave Throup - maga hero, up there with Batman, Superman and all the other big names!! Is it a bird, is it plane - no its Throupman.[/p][/quote]get a life sitting on the fence gives you piles
  • Score: 5

10:45am Fri 14 Feb 14

doughboy45 says...

Ive been AMAZED that schools have been closed on 'predicted weather' it's pathetic. Im not making light of the situation that some face but decisions based on fear? What should be clear to all is that
1] plans should be made to help schools remain open- maybe by the council ensuring key routes do not flood by doing some drainage maintenance.
2] The local road network serving the J7 is a joke-what ever the weather
3] basing the connectivity of a city on a single bridge is flawed

But mostly -Make decisions based on fact not fear.
Ive been AMAZED that schools have been closed on 'predicted weather' it's pathetic. Im not making light of the situation that some face but decisions based on fear? What should be clear to all is that 1] plans should be made to help schools remain open- maybe by the council ensuring key routes do not flood by doing some drainage maintenance. 2] The local road network serving the J7 is a joke-what ever the weather 3] basing the connectivity of a city on a single bridge is flawed But mostly -Make decisions based on fact not fear. doughboy45
  • Score: 10

10:50am Fri 14 Feb 14

patriot2879 says...

is anyone going to help down waverly road and diglis lane road needs closing? no support form the council when i called them very mad drivers driving through floods which causes a wave going up to our houses.
is anyone going to help down waverly road and diglis lane road needs closing? no support form the council when i called them very mad drivers driving through floods which causes a wave going up to our houses. patriot2879
  • Score: 1

11:54am Fri 14 Feb 14

welshpricey says...

We've had persistent heavy rain in Tewkesbury now for over an hour and no sign of it letting up. As time goes on more and more local roads around here are being shut down. As this little lot is tracking north doesn't make for good reading for wuss I'm afraid.
We've had persistent heavy rain in Tewkesbury now for over an hour and no sign of it letting up. As time goes on more and more local roads around here are being shut down. As this little lot is tracking north doesn't make for good reading for wuss I'm afraid. welshpricey
  • Score: -3

12:37pm Fri 14 Feb 14

citykid says...

patriot2879 wrote:
is anyone going to help down waverly road and diglis lane road needs closing? no support form the council when i called them very mad drivers driving through floods which causes a wave going up to our houses.
Take their reg numbers and pass them onto the police, WHO SHOULD REACT, let's hope they damage their engines there is no need or it at all
[quote][p][bold]patriot2879[/bold] wrote: is anyone going to help down waverly road and diglis lane road needs closing? no support form the council when i called them very mad drivers driving through floods which causes a wave going up to our houses.[/p][/quote]Take their reg numbers and pass them onto the police, WHO SHOULD REACT, let's hope they damage their engines there is no need or it at all citykid
  • Score: 0

12:44pm Fri 14 Feb 14

citykid says...

Good to see the army in Upton but great praise to all in Upton who have coped well, with only one road open but still getting stuff to the shops for all residents. Once again well done to you all.
Good to see the army in Upton but great praise to all in Upton who have coped well, with only one road open but still getting stuff to the shops for all residents. Once again well done to you all. citykid
  • Score: 0

1:34pm Fri 14 Feb 14

patriot2879 says...

citykid wrote:
patriot2879 wrote: is anyone going to help down waverly road and diglis lane road needs closing? no support form the council when i called them very mad drivers driving through floods which causes a wave going up to our houses.
Take their reg numbers and pass them onto the police, WHO SHOULD REACT, let's hope they damage their engines there is no need or it at all
I agree citykid, these kind of drivers are complete idiots, the council are not interested, they stated to me' we cant control how people drive' which is true but the council have the power to close the road so these idiots cant drive through it. i will take pics of these idiots now and post them on the news websites
[quote][p][bold]citykid[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]patriot2879[/bold] wrote: is anyone going to help down waverly road and diglis lane road needs closing? no support form the council when i called them very mad drivers driving through floods which causes a wave going up to our houses.[/p][/quote]Take their reg numbers and pass them onto the police, WHO SHOULD REACT, let's hope they damage their engines there is no need or it at all[/p][/quote]I agree citykid, these kind of drivers are complete idiots, the council are not interested, they stated to me' we cant control how people drive' which is true but the council have the power to close the road so these idiots cant drive through it. i will take pics of these idiots now and post them on the news websites patriot2879
  • Score: 0

2:17pm Fri 14 Feb 14

citykid says...

patriot2879 wrote:
citykid wrote:
patriot2879 wrote: is anyone going to help down waverly road and diglis lane road needs closing? no support form the council when i called them very mad drivers driving through floods which causes a wave going up to our houses.
Take their reg numbers and pass them onto the police, WHO SHOULD REACT, let's hope they damage their engines there is no need or it at all
I agree citykid, these kind of drivers are complete idiots, the council are not interested, they stated to me' we cant control how people drive' which is true but the council have the power to close the road so these idiots cant drive through it. i will take pics of these idiots now and post them on the news websites
Yes I would too they got no thought gor others, if anyone from the council lived down there the road would be shut
[quote][p][bold]patriot2879[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]citykid[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]patriot2879[/bold] wrote: is anyone going to help down waverly road and diglis lane road needs closing? no support form the council when i called them very mad drivers driving through floods which causes a wave going up to our houses.[/p][/quote]Take their reg numbers and pass them onto the police, WHO SHOULD REACT, let's hope they damage their engines there is no need or it at all[/p][/quote]I agree citykid, these kind of drivers are complete idiots, the council are not interested, they stated to me' we cant control how people drive' which is true but the council have the power to close the road so these idiots cant drive through it. i will take pics of these idiots now and post them on the news websites[/p][/quote]Yes I would too they got no thought gor others, if anyone from the council lived down there the road would be shut citykid
  • Score: -3

2:34pm Fri 14 Feb 14

welshpricey says...

citykid wrote:
patriot2879 wrote:
citykid wrote:
patriot2879 wrote: is anyone going to help down waverly road and diglis lane road needs closing? no support form the council when i called them very mad drivers driving through floods which causes a wave going up to our houses.
Take their reg numbers and pass them onto the police, WHO SHOULD REACT, let's hope they damage their engines there is no need or it at all
I agree citykid, these kind of drivers are complete idiots, the council are not interested, they stated to me' we cant control how people drive' which is true but the council have the power to close the road so these idiots cant drive through it. i will take pics of these idiots now and post them on the news websites
Yes I would too they got no thought gor others, if anyone from the council lived down there the road would be shut
Either that or follow them home, wait till they pull up on their drives, get out of the car and throw a bucket of water over them. See how they like it !!!!!
[quote][p][bold]citykid[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]patriot2879[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]citykid[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]patriot2879[/bold] wrote: is anyone going to help down waverly road and diglis lane road needs closing? no support form the council when i called them very mad drivers driving through floods which causes a wave going up to our houses.[/p][/quote]Take their reg numbers and pass them onto the police, WHO SHOULD REACT, let's hope they damage their engines there is no need or it at all[/p][/quote]I agree citykid, these kind of drivers are complete idiots, the council are not interested, they stated to me' we cant control how people drive' which is true but the council have the power to close the road so these idiots cant drive through it. i will take pics of these idiots now and post them on the news websites[/p][/quote]Yes I would too they got no thought gor others, if anyone from the council lived down there the road would be shut[/p][/quote]Either that or follow them home, wait till they pull up on their drives, get out of the car and throw a bucket of water over them. See how they like it !!!!! welshpricey
  • Score: 0

2:48pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Ted Elgar says...

Is anyone covering that so far we appear to have dodged a bullet as far as rainfall goes today (14/02) ?
http://www.metoffice
.gov.uk/weather/uk/r
adar/

The heaviest rain appeared to run along the South and missed the Thames Valley. It looks like it is raining fairly heavily in Wales which will obviously keep the Severn topped up.. but it always rains in Wales.
Is anyone covering that so far we appear to have dodged a bullet as far as rainfall goes today (14/02) ? http://www.metoffice .gov.uk/weather/uk/r adar/ The heaviest rain appeared to run along the South and missed the Thames Valley. It looks like it is raining fairly heavily in Wales which will obviously keep the Severn topped up.. but it always rains in Wales. Ted Elgar
  • Score: 0

4:30pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Roger5 says...

I agree Worcester desperately needs another bridge, as this week's problems clearly illustrate. Only Cllr Geraghty seems to believe in the futile 'dualling' plan for the Southern link, for which there is little evidence of real cost/benefit.

A northern link is just the kind of capital development of infrastructure Worcestershire needs to get proper economic development going, not fiddling around the edges with pathetic little schemes.

Every little town in France has proper by-passes, built with EU funding for economic development. Can't our local authorities in Worcestershire and Herefordshire make a combined bid?
I agree Worcester desperately needs another bridge, as this week's problems clearly illustrate. Only Cllr Geraghty seems to believe in the futile 'dualling' plan for the Southern link, for which there is little evidence of real cost/benefit. A northern link is just the kind of capital development of infrastructure Worcestershire needs to get proper economic development going, not fiddling around the edges with pathetic little schemes. Every little town in France has proper by-passes, built with EU funding for economic development. Can't our local authorities in Worcestershire and Herefordshire make a combined bid? Roger5
  • Score: 3

4:37pm Fri 14 Feb 14

barryj27660 says...

It makes me proud to know that althrough the current flooding both here and in somerset and the river thames we are still showing that famous dunkirk spirit..we might be wet and under water in places but the british spirit of hands to action is still strong
It makes me proud to know that althrough the current flooding both here and in somerset and the river thames we are still showing that famous dunkirk spirit..we might be wet and under water in places but the british spirit of hands to action is still strong barryj27660
  • Score: -2

4:47pm Fri 14 Feb 14

citykid says...

Drivers ignoring the closure of the bridge etc should be booked by the police and fined, always some idiots who think they know best. Come on officers nab them and put all there names on here
Drivers ignoring the closure of the bridge etc should be booked by the police and fined, always some idiots who think they know best. Come on officers nab them and put all there names on here citykid
  • Score: -1

4:49pm Fri 14 Feb 14

imustbeoldiwearacap says...

We didn't get this sort of weather when Paul Damari was forecasting? Getting a new bridge over the Severn is as likely as a plague of locusts!
We didn't get this sort of weather when Paul Damari was forecasting? Getting a new bridge over the Severn is as likely as a plague of locusts! imustbeoldiwearacap
  • Score: 1

6:33pm Fri 14 Feb 14

19joshua87 says...

As a pedestrian I've quite enjoyed having no traffic in town for a couple of days. Wish that was permanent, especially as more and more drivers in Worcester seem to have forgotten the highway code!
As a pedestrian I've quite enjoyed having no traffic in town for a couple of days. Wish that was permanent, especially as more and more drivers in Worcester seem to have forgotten the highway code! 19joshua87
  • Score: -3

8:29pm Fri 14 Feb 14

nantgarw says...

While we are lauding the efforts of Dave Throup and the E.A. and all the other emergency services, we should not forget what a super newspaper we have in this city. The work that the journalists have done recently have been superb and those who continually snipe at the paper with their snide know all comments are left looking extremely stupid. Not many know that Newsquest has deliberately made many journalists on this newspaper redundant before and after Christmas ,just to save a few quid. An appalling decision when these people have slogged their guts out for the Company. And as we can see, these journalists work from morning until 7.00- 8.00 pm at night to put the newspaper on the streets. Can we please have a bit more recognition in these worrying times, that our city newspaper is one of the very best in the country.
While we are lauding the efforts of Dave Throup and the E.A. and all the other emergency services, we should not forget what a super newspaper we have in this city. The work that the journalists have done recently have been superb and those who continually snipe at the paper with their snide know all comments are left looking extremely stupid. Not many know that Newsquest has deliberately made many journalists on this newspaper redundant before and after Christmas ,just to save a few quid. An appalling decision when these people have slogged their guts out for the Company. And as we can see, these journalists work from morning until 7.00- 8.00 pm at night to put the newspaper on the streets. Can we please have a bit more recognition in these worrying times, that our city newspaper is one of the very best in the country. nantgarw
  • Score: -2

9:33pm Fri 14 Feb 14

safety first says...

I'm hoping that places like the Cadet training Centre At Tiddesley Woods Pershore is being used to its full capability as it is paid for by tax payers. It has beds for 100 + washing , cooking facilities so it should be used has anyone thought about this?
I'm hoping that places like the Cadet training Centre At Tiddesley Woods Pershore is being used to its full capability as it is paid for by tax payers. It has beds for 100 + washing , cooking facilities so it should be used has anyone thought about this? safety first
  • Score: 0

9:59pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Fraser123 says...

I saw the Rapid Relief Team in action last night (volunteers from the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church), they are on hand to assist those who are affected by the floods and where the council cant always reach quickly, at one point they even bought the Irish soldiers kebabs from the local kebab shop!! Very commendable I say, this the sort of spirit that really helps communities in these extreme weather conditions.
I saw the Rapid Relief Team in action last night (volunteers from the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church), they are on hand to assist those who are affected by the floods and where the council cant always reach quickly, at one point they even bought the Irish soldiers kebabs from the local kebab shop!! Very commendable I say, this the sort of spirit that really helps communities in these extreme weather conditions. Fraser123
  • Score: 6

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