THE Worcester bridge will close from 9:30am this morning to allow the contraflow system to be put in place.

Worcester Highways and Travel tweeted: "Due to rising river levels preparations are now being made to put in place the contraflow arrangements on New Road,Worcester. New Road will be closing from 9:30am & reopening as soon as possible under contraflow."

Drivers are being asked to please use Carrington bridge to cross river this morning.

River levels are rising again after a midweek dip.

New updates from the Enviroment Agency at 12:15pm today show that the river level recorded in Barbourne is now 5.46m. 

In Diglis they are now 4.3m and in Upton levels are recorded at  5.12m

At 9:30am, the level of the Severn, recorded in Barbourne, Worcester, was 5.40m. Flooding is possible once the level reaches 3.35m here.

At Diglis, the levels are 4.88m considerably higher than the 2.80m that is required to cause flooding in this area.

In Upton, flooding is possible when the river reaches 4.40m, the latest recording show the the levels are at 5.08m this morning.

There are 22 flood warnings in place across Worcestershire today and 13 flood alerts.

READ MORE: Latest road closures in Worcestershire

We will keep you updated on the latest flooding news throughout the day.