THE clean-up has begun across Worcester as the city river levels start to subside. 

Workers have begun washing away debris and mud on the roads and pavements after the city flooded. 

Storm Babet brought intense rainfall to the county, causing river levels across the River Severn, River Avon and the River Teme to rise incredibly quickly, resulting in significant flooding.

Two Worcestershire Highway workers were seen with a hose and broom on Grandstand Road yesterday (Thursday) cleaning debris.

Councillor Mike Rouse, Worcestershire County Council's Cabinet Member responsible for Highways and Transport, said: "I am immensely proud of the efforts of those who came together to respond to the impact of Storm Babet last weekend here in Worcestershire.

"Despite the intensity of the rain and the speed and level of the flooding, we ultimately kept people safe.

"River levels have now fallen, surface water has receded, and most roads have reopened, but the clean-up continues, and the full scale of the damage is still being assessed.

"Many roads across Worcestershire are still very muddy, so please take extra care when driving."

Worcestershire County Council said around 100 properties were affected, and the worst hit areas were Tenbury, Bewdley, Upton-upon Severn and Worcester City.

It added that emergency services, district councils, the Environment Agency and Ringway had worked tirelessly to ensure everyone was safe.

Councillor Richard Morris, Cabinet Member for the Environment at Worcestershire County Council, added: "Storm Babet brought significant rainfall and flooding to the county last week. I'd like to thank our residents for their understanding and cooperation during the flood event.

"I'd also like to thank our county council staff, partners and the local communities for their time and effort last weekend to respond to the events.

"The response, during the storm and now as we move into flood recovery, has been excellent."