Adverse weather and disruption on the roads - details here (updated 8.45pm) 

Worcestershire County Council staff continue to work throughout the night, alongside the emergency services, the Environment Agency and with other partners to reduce the risks to residents from the floods caused by unprecedented rainfall.
 
The Leader of the Council, Councillor Simon Geraghty and the Chief Executive Paul Robinson are fully involved in the flooding situation that is affecting the County. They have authorised the use of County Council resources to be used to assist the multi-agency response. Residents can be assured that teams from the County Council are working on the ground to deal with highways issues and are providing support to other services where required.
 
As in all situations of this type residents are advised to closely monitor the developing situation via official media announcements and via the County Council’s social media channels and respond to any information provided.
 
Areas of Worcestershire continue to experience flooding with many roads closed across the county. Although in some areas river levels are dropping, they are set to rise again over the next few hours, peaking during the evening. Major incidents have been declared in both counties.

There are currently two severe flood warnings, meaning danger to life, for the Tenbury Wells area and two for the Ludlow area. Roads around Tenbury are virtually all impassable, with the only road open via Leysters.

Please do not venture close to swollen rivers and only go out if you absolutely have to.

The Environment Agency, West Mercia Police, Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, local authorities and ambulance service are working together and residents in some areas may be evacuated this afternoon. We currently understand around 130 properties have been flooded in Tenbury and evacuations are taking place.

Flood barriers are in place throughout the region and more may be erected later today as necessary. Please avoid all unnecessary travel. Updates will continue on social media.

Road closures as follows:

Worcester City 
A4440 Hams Way, Worcester, Powick Roundabout closed
Hylton Road, Worcester 
A443 Worcester Closed Between Tybridge Street & Henwick Road follow the Solid Black Circle Symbol.
Waverley Street, Worcester  

Malvern Hills 
C2065 Brockamin to A4103 Bransford, LEIGH,  
Temeside Way, Powick   
Malvern Road, Powick  
New Mill Bridge Shelsley Beauchamp, C2228 - Diversion Via C2026-B4203 Stanford Bridge, C2228 & Vica Versa
A44 Worcester To Knightwick Closure, Bromyard Road, Cotheridge, A44 closed Crown East Roundabout To Knightwick
A443 Abberley to Newnham Bridge, A443 Eardiston, A443 Abberley to Newnham Bridge closed follow Hollow Black Square Symbol Route Via Clows Top
B4197 Ankerdine Hill Knightwick, Knighsford Bridge,closed at Ankerdine Hill Follow B4197 Martley B4204 Lower Broadheath C2061 Rejoin the A44 & Vica Versa
Eastham Bridge Closure, C2091follow Rhyse Ln diversion route via Tenbury..
Tenbury A4112 Teme St & Market St Closed Follow Solid Black Circle Diversion Route
Upton On Severn Hanley Road, B4211 closed between Hanley Rd Car Park & Brotharidge Green Ln U61203 Junction, Follow The Solid Black Circle Symbol Diversion Route
Upton On Severn Waterside, Dunns Lane is open for Pedestrian access only due to pumping equipment on site.
New St Upton on Severn closed Between The Old Fire Station To The Fruit Farm U61204 Junction.
New Street Upton on Severn closed From The Old Fire Station To Brotheridge Green

Wychavon 
Besford Bridge, Pershore  
Brook Lane Cropthorne C2022 closed from the Jubilee Bridge Fladbury C2022 closed from B4084 to Kennel Bank
Jubilee Bridge Fladbury C2022 Closed from Mill Bank To Neigh Lane
Foxhill Lane, Alvechurch  
Stratford Road, Honeybourne 
Farm Lane, South Littleton   
Eckington Bridge, Pershore Road, (B4080) Eckington Rd closed Between New Barn Rd Birlingham & New Rd Junction Eckington, Follow Black Hollow Square Diversion.
Shell Ford, Goosehill Lane to Earls common, closed (C2150). Diversion Via Himbleton C2032 & C2080
Walcot Ford closed, Diversion Via A44 and Stonebow Rd (Height Restiction 13' 9" on Stonebow Rd)

Wyre Forest 
Caunsall Road, Kidderminster  
The Forest, Hampton Lovett
Kinver Lane, Kidderminster  
Bewdley B4194 (Switchback), Stourport Road, Bewdley B4194 (Switchback) closed Near Ribbesford Follow Diversion
Bewdley Load Street, Bridge (B4190) to Beales Corner, Kidderminster Road, closed use signed diversion to cross the river
Bewdley Severn Side North, Load Street, Bewdley U10227 closed
Bewdley Severn Side South, U10500 Closed
Bewdley Stourport Road, Kidderminster Road, Bewdley B4195 closed between Beales Corner & Westbourne Street
Charlton Lane, Hartlebury  
Leapgate Lane, Hartlebury (U11319) closed from Wilden Top Road to Charlton Lane

Redditch 
Rushock to Cutnall Green, Cutnall Green  
B4510 Fish And Anchor Bank Closure, Cleeve road to Three Cocks Lane, Offenham 
B4510 Fish And Anchor Bank Offenham Closed. Follow diversion route.


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Due to the adverse weather we are currently experiencing,  we are encountering a substantial increase in volume of calls and enquiries These may cause a delay to your enquiry being addressed. If your enquiry is an emergency highways issue then please call the Police on 101. We thank you for your patience.



Date/Time of Alert: 16/02/2020 08:45