Worcester City Council say the clean up operation from the flooding should be completed by Friday.

On the eastern side of the River Severn, a specialist team is progressing from Copenhagen Street to the Diglis House Hotel.

A second team is moving from the hotel to Copenhagen and a third from Diglis Bridge going northwards.

However, the water level on the Hylton Road side remains too high but this should be cleaned by Friday.

The clean-up operation involves high-pressure hoses spraying paths adjacent to the river to remove silt and mud.

Dave Throup, the Environment Agency’s area environment manager for Worcestershire said: “River levels have dropped a couple of metres now.

"Water is coming off the cricket ground and should be coming off the racecourse in the next 24 to 48 hours.

"We’re not expecting any rise in river levels again in the short term.

“We don’t encourage people to go into flood waters if they’ve been there a long time as there are potential health hazards.”