BIDS for additional funding are likely to be made by Malvern Highways Partnership once the floods have receded.

Highways manager Mike Davis said that in the long-term, the main problems are likely to be erosion of the banks next to the roads.

"Water in general causes a lot of damage," he said.

"A lot of the low-category roads haven't got any particular structure and so one of the most important things we can do is keep them sealed.

"Once water gets in and heavy traffic goes over the roads a great deal of damage can be caused. So one of our main maintenance programmes is surface dressing, which seals in the surface and helps to stop water getting into the structure."

"I'm sure there will be a lot of additional costs to meet and we'll be looking into that.

Maybe we'll have to make a bid for additional funds from the Department of the Environment."