PUMPS are being used to remove surface water build-up in a county town as Worcestershire prepares for adverse weather brought on by Storm Ciarán.

The Met Office warned that heavy rain associated with Storm Ciarán is likely to bring disruption to parts of Worcestershire.

Environment Agency workers were out earlier today (Thursday), checking the Upton-on-Severn flood risk management scheme.

All the pedestrian gates are closed and six-inch pumps are being used to remove surface water build-up.

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Flood warnings for the River Severn have not yet been issued by the Environment Agency.

The Met Office warned that delays or cancellations to train and bus services may be experienced, and there is also a chance homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings.

It added that some communities may be cut off by flooded roads and that fast-flowing or deep floodwater is possible, causing a danger to life.