WHILE floods affected several parts of Worcestershire over the weekend, sunny spells stopped events from being a total washout.

Roads in Bransford, Knightwick and Newnham Bridge, near Tenbury, were cut off by water from the river Teme while in Worcester the river Severn burst its banks at South Quay.

Flood warnings are still in place on the river Teme and flood alerts – meaning flooding is possible – remain for the Severn.

Emergency services had a busy night responding to incidents caused by localised flooding on Friday.

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service received several calls to flooding incidents, particularly in Tenbury Wells, while two people were also rescued from a property near Bewdley.

There were also a number of cases of properties being flooded and West Mercia Police dealt with a number of flooding incidents in Herefordshire.

The A456 in Newnham Bridge was closed by police on Saturday morning because cars were getting stuck in flood water.

In Bransford, the A4103 remained closed due to flooding yesterday, although the river was said to have begun to stabilise.

A spokesman for the Environment Agency said: “We saw more than two inches of rain on Friday evening and Saturday morning in the south Shropshire hills.

“This led to high river levels in the river Teme with peak passing through the lower Teme on Saturday afternoon.

"We are aware of disruption to many low-lying roads including the A443 around Newnham Bridge, the B4203 around Stanford Bridge and the A4103 in Powick.”

He said they were aware of 26 properties that had flooded in Worcestershire.

But despite the disruption it was a good weekend for organisers of local events.

Pershore’s first Town and River Festival was a huge success despite some limitations due to the weather.

The festival took place over the weekend and included demonstrations from the south Worcestershire lifeguards, Pershore’s Phoenix dragon boat team and trade, charity and food stalls.

Chairman Richard Grantham said some people had pulled out of the festival because of the ground conditions and they were unable to hold the illuminated boat parade on Saturday because the river levels were too high.

But the festival attracted about 1,500 people on Saturday and 2,000-3,000 people yesterday. Mr Grantham said: “Even though it’s been limited, it’s been a real success.”

Yesterday’s 10km race and fun run at Worcester Racecourse, organised by Worcester Athletics Club, also seemed at risk from the rising water levels, but went ahead without a hitch.

About 50 people of all ages took part in the fun run, while 220 took part in the 10km race.

St George Church’s Summer Fete, in Barbourne, Worcester, was a huge success, attracting between 200 and 300 people on Saturday afternoon.

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