Flood warnings as many parts of Midlands still under water

Parts of the Midlands are badly affected by flooding, with the Environment Agency keeping flood warnings and alerts in place across the region.

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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


More pictures show extent of flooding in Worcester

Photos taken today in Worcester show the extent of flood damage in the city after the River Severn burst its banks after several days of heavy rain.

This footpath is completely under water Credit: Catherine Phillips

As the clouds cleared, the blue skies made for picturesque views - but with footpaths, roads and fields still under water, the full cost of the damage has yet to be counted.

The view towards St John's, Worcester Credit: Catherine Phillips
The view from Worcester Cathedral Credit: Catherine Phillips

Flood warnings and alerts for Midlands: Full list

Eleven flood warnings and 14 alerts are still in force across the Midlands, as flood waters remain high for many people in the region.

The warnings have all been issued for areas based along the River Severn, which flows through Gloucestershire, Shropshire, and Worcestershire.

Flood warnings

  • East Waterside, Upton-upon-Severn
  • Ashleworth
  • South Worcester
  • Hanley Road, Upton-upon-Severn
  • Hanley Castle and Saxons Lode
  • Chaceley and Haw Bridge
  • Abbots Court, Deerhurst
  • Court Meadow, Kempsey and Callow End
  • Apperley and The Leigh
  • Sandhurst and Maisemore
  • Severn Ham, Tewkesbury

Flood alerts

  • River Mease
  • River Sow and River Penk
  • Burton Trent
  • Rivers Frome and Cam
  • Tidal Trent
  • Tern and Perry Catchments
  • River Trent in Derbyshire
  • Lower River Soar in Leicestershire
  • River Avon in Worcestershire
  • River Severn in Worcestershire
  • River Severn in Gloucestershire
  • River Severn in Shropshire
  • River Lugg, south of Leominster
  • Severn Vyrnwy Confluence

Flood waters still high in many parts of the Midlands

Flood waters are still high in many parts of the Midlands - and more could be on the way, with 11 flood warnings and 14 alerts still in force for the region.

Worcester has been badly hit, with large swathes of the city submerged after the River Severn burst its banks.

Swans on South Quay in Worcester Credit: Catherine Phillips

Pictures taken in the city today show the entrance to the Diglis Hotel in Severn Street completely under water, while the Birmingham and Worcester Canal can no longer be told apart from the surrounding footpaths.

The edge of the canal at the Diglis can no longer be seen Credit: Catherine Phillips
The entrance to the Diglis Hotel is completely under water Credit: Catherine Phillips


River levels 'rising quickly' Environment Agency says

Pictures tweeted by the Environment Agency show low lying lanes covered in water and rising river levels.

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