A MAIN riverside road in the city is set to close so flood pumps can be fitted.

Hylton Road, Worcester will be closed at 8.30am tomorrow (Saturday) for about three hours for the installation of Environment Agency flood pumps.

Vehicles will be diverted along Henwick Road during the closure.

The road will remain open to people walking and cyclists.

Heavy rain has affected the city with a red flood warning issued for the River Severn at Pitchcroft and in South Worcester.

Worcester is predicted to peak between 4.6m to 4.9m on Sunday evening (February 11).