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11:13pm

More tomorrow.

9:29pm

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7:01pm

6:29pm Wed 30 Jan 13

The Doosra says

uptonX wrote:
Upton is open. The flood defences have helped the riverside pubs but water has to go somewhere so flooding is much worse on Hanley Road (which is shut again) and other parts of town such as East Waterside and the Ham. Photos and measurements prove that now. General view around town is we would have been better off just accepting the pubs by the river flood each year, that would be manageable and at least the roads would be open and we would not have the huge poluting diesel pumps running 24/7 that the EA are using to try to put the water that leaks past the flood gates back in the river.
Fine, take the flood defences away and give them to a community a **** sight more appreciative than the good people of Upton.

Then watch your riverside pubs close, one by one reducing employment opportunities and give potential tourists even less reason to visit - but hey! the Hanley Road would still be open.

7:01pm

7:00pm

Road closure update:

Eckington Bridge has now re-opened.

6:50pm

6:18pm

6:17pm

4:44pm

Bit of a mixed weekend coming up. Five-day forecast from the Met Office.

Cotswold Journal:

3:21pm

3:08pm

River level update for the Avon in Worcestershire:

At 12.40pm today, the level at the Evesham gauge was 1.8 metres and rising slowly after recent rainfall.

A peak level of 1.8 to 2 metres is expected to occur this afternoon.

Low lying areas of farmland and caravan parks between Evesham and Tewkesbury could be affected by flooding.

2:58pm

2:56pm

Video from the Environment Agency

2:52pm

1:51pm

River level update for the Severn in Worcestershire:

  • At 12.30 pm, the level at the Bewdley gauge was 4.03 metres and falling. A peak level of 4.16 metres occurred at 11.45pm yesterday.
  • The level at the Worcester gauge was 4.84 metres and steady. A peak level of between 4.8 and 4.9 metres is expected to occur this evening.
  • The level at the Diglis gauge was 4.32 metres and rising slowly. A peak level of between 4.3 and 4.4 metres is expected to occur this evening.
  • The level at the Kempsey gauge was 6.41 metres and rising slowly. A peak level of between 6.4 and 6.6 metres is expected to occur on Friday morning.
  • The level at the Saxons Lode gauge was 4.9 metres and rising slowly. A peak level of between 4.8 and 4.9 metres is expected to occur this evening.
  • The flood barriers are in place at Severnside North and South and Beales Corner in Bewdley. The flood gates are closed at Upton-upon-Severn.

12:59pm

12:50pm

12:30pm Wed 30 Jan 13

upton kid says

Obvious you do not live or have to make a living from the pubs.
Seems a bit of a selfish attitude but if that is what you think so be it.

12:32pm

12:29pm

12:18pm

11:25am Wed 30 Jan 13

uptonX says

Upton is open. The flood defences have helped the riverside pubs but water has to go somewhere so flooding is much worse on Hanley Road (which is shut again) and other parts of town such as East Waterside and the Ham. Photos and measurements prove that now. General view around town is we would have been better off just accepting the pubs by the river flood each year, that would be manageable and at least the roads would be open and we would not have the huge poluting diesel pumps running 24/7 that the EA are using to try to put the water that leaks past the flood gates back in the river.

12:17pm

Bus services update

The following bus services are currently disrupted :

41 / 42 / 43 (Malvern – Upton) : These services are currently operating to their Standard Flood Timetable due to flooding at Hanley Road in Upton.

362 (Worcester – Kempsey – Upton) : These services are currently operating to their Standard Flood Timetable due to flooding at Hanley Road in Upton.

363 (Worcester – Callow End – Upton) : These services are currently operating to their Standard Flood Timetable due to flooding at Hanley Road in Upton.

382 (Worcester – Norton – Defford – Eckington – Pershore) : This service is currently operating to its Standard Flood Timetable due to flooding at Eckington Bridge.

550 / 551 / 557 (Worcester – Pershore – Evesham) : These services have now reverted to the standard route / timetable

11:58am

UNDER WATER: The car park of the Wharf Inn at Holt Fleet is flooded. Picture by Jonathan Barry.

Cotswold Journal:

11:00am

10:54am

9:48am

9:44am

9:43am

8:57am

The following roads are closed:

  • B4088 Eckington Bridge
  • B4211 Hanley Road, Upton - Flooding
  • C2099 New Street, Upton - Flooding
  • U10227 Severnside North, Bewdley (flood barriers erected 28/1/13 08.00)
  • The C2022 Jubilee Bridge, Fladbury opened today at 8.10am.

8:56am

The following bus services are currently disrupted:

41 / 42 / 43 (Malvern – Upton) : These services are currently operating to their Standard Flood Timetable due to flooding at Hanley Road in Upton.

362 (Worcester – Kempsey – Upton): These services are currently operating to their Standard Flood Timetable due to flooding at Hanley Road in Upton.

363 (Worcester – Callow End – Upton): These services are currently operating to their Standard Flood Timetable due to flooding at Hanley Road in Upton.

382 (Worcester – Norton – Defford – Eckington – Pershore): This service is currently operating to its Standard Flood Timetable due to flooding at Eckington Bridge.

550 / 551 / 557 (Worcester – Pershore – Evesham): These services are currently operating to its Standard Flood Timetable due to flooding at Jubilee Bridge in Fladbury.

8:54am

A flood warning has been issued for the river Severn in south Worcester.

At 6am today the level at the Diglis Gauge was 4.26 metres and rising.

A peak level of between 4.2 and 4.5 metres is expected to occur on tomorrow afternoon.

The following roads could be affected by flooding: Hood Street and Quay Street, Worcester Pitchcroft Lane, Waterworks Road, and Newport Street, Worcester.

Flood warnings are also still in place on the river Severn at Upton.

At 6am today; the level at the Saxons Lode Gauge was 4.86 metres and rising slowly. A peak level of between 4.9 and 5.1 metres is expected to occur tomorrow afternoon.

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11:25am Wed 30 Jan 13

uptonX says...

Upton is open. The flood defences have helped the riverside pubs but water has to go somewhere so flooding is much worse on Hanley Road (which is shut again) and other parts of town such as East Waterside and the Ham. Photos and measurements prove that now. General view around town is we would have been better off just accepting the pubs by the river flood each year, that would be manageable and at least the roads would be open and we would not have the huge poluting diesel pumps running 24/7 that the EA are using to try to put the water that leaks past the flood gates back in the river.
Upton is open. The flood defences have helped the riverside pubs but water has to go somewhere so flooding is much worse on Hanley Road (which is shut again) and other parts of town such as East Waterside and the Ham. Photos and measurements prove that now. General view around town is we would have been better off just accepting the pubs by the river flood each year, that would be manageable and at least the roads would be open and we would not have the huge poluting diesel pumps running 24/7 that the EA are using to try to put the water that leaks past the flood gates back in the river. uptonX

12:30pm Wed 30 Jan 13

upton kid says...

Obvious you do not live or have to make a living from the pubs.
Seems a bit of a selfish attitude but if that is what you think so be it.
Obvious you do not live or have to make a living from the pubs. Seems a bit of a selfish attitude but if that is what you think so be it. upton kid

6:29pm Wed 30 Jan 13

The Doosra says...

uptonX wrote:
Upton is open. The flood defences have helped the riverside pubs but water has to go somewhere so flooding is much worse on Hanley Road (which is shut again) and other parts of town such as East Waterside and the Ham. Photos and measurements prove that now. General view around town is we would have been better off just accepting the pubs by the river flood each year, that would be manageable and at least the roads would be open and we would not have the huge poluting diesel pumps running 24/7 that the EA are using to try to put the water that leaks past the flood gates back in the river.
Fine, take the flood defences away and give them to a community a **** sight more appreciative than the good people of Upton.

Then watch your riverside pubs close, one by one reducing employment opportunities and give potential tourists even less reason to visit - but hey! the Hanley Road would still be open.
[quote][p][bold]uptonX[/bold] wrote: Upton is open. The flood defences have helped the riverside pubs but water has to go somewhere so flooding is much worse on Hanley Road (which is shut again) and other parts of town such as East Waterside and the Ham. Photos and measurements prove that now. General view around town is we would have been better off just accepting the pubs by the river flood each year, that would be manageable and at least the roads would be open and we would not have the huge poluting diesel pumps running 24/7 that the EA are using to try to put the water that leaks past the flood gates back in the river.[/p][/quote]Fine, take the flood defences away and give them to a community a **** sight more appreciative than the good people of Upton. Then watch your riverside pubs close, one by one reducing employment opportunities and give potential tourists even less reason to visit - but hey! the Hanley Road would still be open. The Doosra

7:37pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Hack says...

uptonX still manages to be stuck in the last century - just brush it out, Upton's always flooded - and his/her post indicates how narrow is their view. Never flooded have you? The general view in Upton is the defences are the best thing that could have happened. The pumps take water that cannot flow into the flooded river. The pumps don't pollute, it's your tirade that's the pollution.
uptonX still manages to be stuck in the last century - just brush it out, Upton's always flooded - and his/her post indicates how narrow is their view. Never flooded have you? The general view in Upton is the defences are the best thing that could have happened. The pumps take water that cannot flow into the flooded river. The pumps don't pollute, it's your tirade that's the pollution. Hack

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