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Floods pose danger to life along tidal River Severn

The latest number of flood warnings and alerts in the Midlands Credit: ITV News Central

Three severe flood warnings have been issued by the Environment Agency on tidal parts of the River Severn as high tides move up the swollen waterway.

Heavy rain throughout the afternoon has caused Environment Agency officers to describe river levels as the highest they've seen in years.

The three Severe Flood Warnings are for areas along the Severn estuary near Gloucester, and are the most serious warnings the agency issue.

For the latest flood updates and advice, visit the Environment Agency website.

Read: River Severn at its highest in many years

Four new Flood Warnings on the River Severn

There are now a total of 40 Flood Warnings and Alerts across the Midlands. Credit: ITV News Central

The Environment Agency has issued four new Flood Warnings on the River Severn.

Flooding is now expected at Upper Arley, Gloucester, Hempsted & Holtfleet. It follows flood barriers going up along the river at Shrewsbury, but now water levels are rising as heavy rain moves downstream.

There are now a total of 40 Flood Warnings and Alerts across the region, for the latest information on where is at risk, and what to do if you live in one of those areas, visit the Environment Agency website here.

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River Severn at Ironbridge issued with Flood Warning

The current number of flood warnings and alerts across the Midlands Credit: ITV News Central

There are more than 30 flood warnings and alerts across the Midlands as rain continues to fall on already saturated ground.

One of the latest Flood Warnings issued by the Environment Agency is on the River Severn at Ironbridge in Shropshire.

People are there are being told that flooding is expected, and immediate action is required.

For the latest on the other areas at risk of flooding, visit the Environment Agency website.

Roads closed across Midlands as flood waters still high

A number of roads across the Midlands remain closed due to flooding today.

Drivers are warned to take extra care and not to drive through large patches of water, which can be deeper than they appear.

The following roads are affected:

  • A449 at the Old Gore crossroads with the B4224 in Herefordshire
  • A466 at Welsh Newton, Herefordshire
  • B4347 near Dark Lane in Ewyas Harold, Herefordshire
  • B4352 around Pentre Lane in Bredwardine, Herefordshire
  • C1120 closed between Marden and Moreton on Lugg, Herefordshire
  • C1122 closed between Marden and the A49 in Herefordshire
  • Jay's Lane closed at Leintwardine, Herefordshire
  • Hanley Road closed from the A4104 High Street in Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire
  • New Street closed from the A4104 High Street / Old Street in Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire
  • Slash Lane closed both ways between Sileby Road and Mountsorrel Lane in Sileby, Leicestershire
  • Henwood Lane blocked between Berry Hall Lane and Barston Lane, Solihull
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