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Police warn drivers to take extra care on roads

South Worcestershire Police are warning drivers to take extra care on the roads in Worcester this morning due to torrential rain.

AA top tips for driving in heavy rain:

  • Use headlights when visibility is seriously reduced - generally when you cannot see for more than 100 metres
  • You may use front or rear fog lights but you MUST switch them off when visibility improves
  • Improve vision in wet weather by renewing windscreen wipers
  • Stopping distances increase on wet roads so double the distance you leave between you and the car in front
  • If steering becomes unresponsive due to the rain, ease off the accelerator and slow down gradually


Armed police respond to 'passenger disturbance' at train station

Officers are currently at Worcester Foregate Street train station in response to an incident.

It is due to a passenger disturbance on an earlier train and armed police are currently on the scene.

It is causing disruption on the trains which is expected to last until 6pm today.

Services are at a stand on Great Western Railway and London Midland trains between Worcester Shrub Hill and Worcester Foregate Street.

More information as we get it.

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