SEVERE flooding on a major road between Worcester and Powick is causing traffic tailbacks.

Worcestershire County Council's Highways and Traffic team are running traffic contraflow on the Eastern side of the A449 at Powick.

A picture taken at the scene shows the extent of the traffic, from Powick roundabout looking towards Cromwells.

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The road is being kept open for now, but the River Teme is close to peaking, prompting the council to warn drivers to be safe.