A FLOOD warning has been issued for the Diglis area of Worcester following heavy rain over the past few days.

The Environment Agency issued the warning this evening predicting the River Severn in the south of the city would peak at about 4.4 metres on Sunday morning as a result of water flowing from Gloucester.

Hood Street and Quay Street could be affected by floodwater.

Warnings have also been issued for the River Severn at Upton – where the town’s new flood gates were closed this morning to protect homes and businesses from floodwater – Hanley Castle, Saxons Lodge, Court Meadow, Kempsey and Callow End, where the river is predicted to continue to rise until Monday.

A flood alert warning that flooding is possible is also in place for the Bow and Piddle Brook, which is expected to continue to rise until tomorrow morning.

Roads closed as a result of flooding include:

  • The B4211 Hanley Road and New Street in Upton.
  • Mill Bank in Fladbury.
  • The B4080 Pershore Road in Eckington.
  • Green Lane in Oddingley.

The A4103 at Storridge, the A449 in Ledbury and Horn Lane in Hillside are passable but flooded.

In Worcester, the Pithcroft Car Park off Castle Street has been closed until further notice to prevent risk to parked cars at Hylton Road is closed until 8.30pm this evening while water pumps are installed.

For the latest flood warnings across the country click here or call the Environment Agency’s floodline on 0845 988 1188.