The on-going flood clean-up operation is due to finish by tomorrow.

Water levels are continuing to recede and only very low lying areas are still impassable.

Council spokesman for Worcester City Council said: “The team at Worcester City Council are experienced in dealing with the aftermath of flooding in the city and went into action as soon as the river levels started to fall.

“We have now washed down all the paths from Worcester Bridge to Diglis Bridge.

“We will be cleaning benches and other street furniture over the next couple of days and washing down the lower jetty path near Grand Stand Road when the river level is low enough.

“We hope to have all the riverside back to normal for the weekend.”

Mr Byrne also wanted to thank members of the public for their patience.

Specialist workers are using high pressure hoses to remove debris, dirt and silt that has been grounded.

The Bromwich Parade area in the city has been cleaned and is now passable.

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.”

Flooding has been seen across the city, from Swans outside Brown’s at the Quay to Blackfinch New Road being completely submerged and a race meet at the Worcester Racecourse changed venue

The current water level at the River Severn at Diglis is at 1.802m and falling and according to the Environmental Agency’s website, there are currently no flood warnings and 11 flood warnings are no longer in force.