LiveMore downpours worsen flood risk

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Summary

  • More downpours today have worsened the flood risk in the area.
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That's it for today.

More updates on this site tomorrow.

Check for information on road closures and disruption to bus services earlier in this live report.

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National round-up

Flood warnings remain in place for England and Wales this weekend as the short respite from heavy rain is expected to give way to another band of miserable weather.

Days of almost relentless downpours blighted parts of the country for much of December, punctuated only by the briefest of dry spells as communities count the cost of flooding.

Hundreds of alerts have been issued by the Environment Agency this month, as several days' worth of rain has fallen in just a few hours at its worst, contributing to a year of bad weather which has left the UK on the brink of its wettest since records began in 1910.

For more on the national scene click here.

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Local round-up

River levels are due to peak just in time for the new year, according to the Environment Agency.

The warning came as rain battered Worcestershire today, prompting more flood warnings.

For more, including today's weather round-up in full, click here.

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2013 is expected to be between 0.43 °C and 0.71 °C warmer than the long-term (1961-1990) global average of 14.0 °C, with a best estimate of around 0.57 °C, according to the Met Office annual global temperature forecast.

 

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BRIGHTER: The Met Office weather map for 9am tomorrow.

Worcester News: weather map

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Another band of rain is expected over Wales tomorrow afternoon.  River levels are expected to rise on Monday or Tuesday through Worcester, Bewdley and Upton.

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THERE was a big turnout of emergency services last night after a report that someone had jumped or fallen into the river Severn.

The incident took place at 11.45pm at Lincomb Lock, near Stourport.

Firefighters, police, a helicopter and boats from Evesham and Worcester attended.

After a thorough search over a long period, nobody was found in the water.

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Click here for details of train service disruptions.

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We have a terrific collection of flood pictures here for you, some of them available to buy.

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Update from the Environment Agency website about the river Severn at Diglis:

"At 9:30 am today; the level at the Diglis Gauge was 4.24 metres and steady. The river levels may rise as further rain is forecast. A peak level of between 4.40 and 4.80 metres is expected to occur on the 31st."

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But the river Teme is expected to rise quite quickly as a result of this morning's rain. Levels are expected to peak in the early hours of tomorrow morning. People living in Tenbury should keep an eye out.

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MORE RAIN, MORE STRAIN: Yep, we're somewhere under all those flood alert triangles!

Worcester News: Floodmap

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There has already been 30mm of rain overnight and this morning over the top of the catchment of the rivers Wye and Severn in Wales. Worcestershire has received just over 10mm of rain which has mainly caused surface water problems on the roads.

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Dave Throup from the Environment Agency said: "Not an awful lots has changed, the rain we were expecting has arrived."

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River Severn in Worcester and Bewdley not expected to peak until NYE or New Year's Day. 

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Bus services disrupted due to flooding

The following bus services are currently disrupted

15 (Kidderminster – Bewdley – Stourport): This service is currently omitting Stourport Road in Bewdley due to the flood barriers being up at Beale's Corner. The service is therefore diverting via the A456 Bypass and Kidderminster Road to the town centre, and vice versa. (NEW UPDATE)

42 / 43 (Malvern – Upton): These services are currently operating to its Standard Flood Timetable due to flooding at Hanley Road in Upton.

356 / 357 (Worcester – Crowle – Grafton Flyford / Droitwich): Due to a burst water main on Old Turnpike Road, these services are diverting via Lower Crowle Road (the signed diversion route) until 30th December 2012.

362 (Worcester – Kempsey – Upton): This service is currently operating to its Standard Flood Timetable due to flooding at Hanley Road in Upton.

363 (Worcester – Callow End – Upton): This service is currently operating to its Standard Flood Timetable due to flooding at Hanley Road in Upton. Hanley Castle is therefore being omitted.

382 (Worcester – Norton – Eckington – Pershore): This service is currently operating to its Standard Flood Timetable.

758 (Worcester – Hallow – Great Witley – Tenbury): This service is diverting via Henwick Road instead of Hylton Road in Worcester due to flooding. The service will additionally be diverted between 2nd – 4th January 2013 between Newnham Bridge and Stockton (omitting Eastham, Lindridge, Eardiston and part of Stockton) due to an emergency road closure following repairs to a burst water main. (NEW UPDATE)

760 (Tenbury – Stourport – Kidderminster): The service will be diverted between 2nd – 4th January 2013 between Newnham Bridge and Stockton (omitting Eastham, Menithwood, Lindridge, Eardiston and part of Stockton) due to an emergency road closure following repairs to a burst water main. (NEW UPDATE)

Information from Worcestershire County Council

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Latest road closures

The following roads across Worcestershire are currently closed:

  • B4088 Eckington Bridge - closed 21/12/12
  • B4211 Hanley Road, Upton - closed 21/12/12 13.30
  • U40214 Holt Fleet Lane, Ombersley - NEW UPDATE 28/12/12 - ROAD CLOSED
  • U23422 Houndsfield Lane, Wythall - closed until the New Year
  • A443 Hylton Road, Worcester - closed 22/12/12 19.00
  • C2022 Jubilee Bridge, Fladbury - NEW UPDATE 28/12/12 - NOW OPEN
  • C2153 Old Burcot Lane, Bromsgrove- closed 20/12/12
  • C2141 Owlhill Lane, Doverdale, Ombersley - closed 21/12/12 13.00
  • U20553 Woodbury Lane, Norton -  closed 20/12/12
  • C2099 New Street, Upton - road closed 20/12/12 (flood gates have been closed)
  • Worcester City Riverside (Cleeve Walk) - closed until after Chistmas period, due to silt levels.
  • C2263 between Ab Lench and Rous Lench - NEW UPDATE 28/12/12 - Road closed due to damage to road surface.

Information from Worcestershire County Council

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