Limited flooding risk during dry weekend

Worcester News: Limited flooding risk during dry weekend Limited flooding risk during dry weekend

SOME roads may have been closed due to flooding but with the weekend expected to remain dry the situation should remain largely unchanged.

The C2022 Jubilee Bridge at Fladbury and the B4088 Eckington Bridge, both near Pershore, were closed today along with New Street, Upton-upon-Severn, being closed beyond the flood gate and the town’s Waterside flood gate was also shut.

However, the Environment Agency has flood warnings in place on both the river Severn and the river Teme in Worcestershire.

The Severn is due to peak tomorrow morning at Callow End and Kempsey with a level of between 5.8 and 6.1 expected at Kempsey and between 4.5 and 4.8 metres in Callow End.

A peak of between 4 and 4.2 metres in Worcester is also expected tomorrow morning, while the level in Diglis is expected to reach between 3.7 and 3.8 metres.

A warning on the Avon at Strensham and Bredon remained, with the level at Bredon measured at 2.63 metres and rising slowly today and a peak 2.52 metres occurred on the river at Evesham.

Environment Agency manager for Herefordshire and Worcestershire Dave Throup is hoping better weather will ease the situation.

He tweeted: “Dry week ahead which should steady things a bit”.

The Met Office has no weather warnings in place for Worcester but there will be a risk of fog until Saturday afternoon, with the weekend remaining cloudy but dry and temperatures reaching a high of 7C.

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