FLOOD alerts are in place for the River Severn across Worcestershire as water levels continue to rise.

The government’s flood information service is warning that flooding of roads and farmland is possible adjacent to the river from Highley to Tewkesbury.

Other areas which may be affected include Stourport, Holt Fleet, Worcester, Kempsey, Severn Stoke, Upton Upon Severn, South Quay, Diglis Parade and Hylton Road.

Flooding from drains may also affect the racecourse and cricket club in Worcester.

Predicted peaks are between 3.4 and 3.6 metres in Worcester and between 5.2 and 5.5 metres at Kempsey Yacht Club.

River levels are expected to rise over the next few days so residents are advised to avoid routes involving low-lying roads near rivers and watercourses.

For more information about potential flooding in and around Worcester, go to flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/target-area/031WAF108