FLOOD warnings remain in force along the River Severn through Worcester although water levels are slowly falling, the Environment Agency said this morning.

The water level is falling slowly at the Diglis river gauge but will remain high, so flooding of property, roads and farmland is expected to continue.

Flooding is affecting properties at Quay Street, South Quay, Diglis Avenue and Hood Street as well as at Pitchcroft Lane, Waterworks Road, Newport Street, Croft Road and Diglis Dock Road. The racecourse remains under water.

Hanley Road, Upton, remains closed as well, and flooding is also affecting properties and roads in and around Kempsey and Severn Stoke. Kempsey pumping station remains operational.

Worcester peaked at 4.97m on Saturday morning, Saxons Lode peaked at 5.2m on Saturday evening, and Diglis peaked at 4.8m on Saturday morning.

On the River Avon, flooding is also affecting properties in Bredon, Strensham and Twyning.

An environment agency spokesman said: "No further significant rain is forecast over the next few days but we expect river levels to remain high.We are monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses.Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded."

Although things are improving please do not be tempted to drive through floods. Water can mask unseen surface hazards, as well as dips in the road.

The following roads are open Worcestershire today (correct as of 10am on Monday):

B4510 Fish and Anchor Bank, Offenham – Open

C2228 New Mill Bridge, Shelsley Beauchamp- Open

B4035 Waterside, Evesham – Open

Pershore Road, Hampton - Open

B4084 Pershore Bridge – Open

A443 Newnham Bridge to Abberley – Open

B4197 Ankerdine Hill, Knightwick – Open

Back Lane, Beckford - Open

Stratford Road, Honeybourne - Open

Jubilee Bridge, Fladbury- Open

Defford Bridge, Pershore - Open

Brook Lane Cropthorne C2022- Open

A442 at Hampton Lovett - Open

These roads remain closed today (correct as of 10am on Monday)

All Fords closed in Worcestershire

B4211 Hanley Road, Upton

Harrow Lane, Himbleton

Eckington Bridge (B4080)

Yew Tree Lane, Frankley

May Lane, Wythall

Billy Lane, Barnt Green

Alvechurch Highway, Lydiate Ash, Bromsgrove

Bungay Lake Lane, Bromsgrove

Lincomb Bank, Hartlebury (unstable tree following flooding)

Pumphouse Lane, Upper Bentley

Heightington Road, Kidderminster

Fox Hill Lane, Alvechurch