River Severn in Worcestershire – Flooding is possible be prepared – Wednesday 23 December 2020

River levels remain high at all gauges as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Flooding is affecting roads & farmland. We expect flooding to low lying land & roads adjacent to the river from Highley to Tewkesbury, including Stourport, Holt Fleet, Worcester, Kempsey, Severn Stoke, Upton, South Quay, Diglis Parade & Hylton Road towpath. B4195 Stourport Rd, Dog Lane Bewdley. Flooded drains may affect the racecourse & Worcester County cricket ground. New Street gate Upton is closed. Predicted peak levels are based on todays forecast rainfall; Bewdley 3.8 to 4.3m early morning 24/12/20 Diglis 4.3 to 4.7m, 24/12/20 Worcester 4.9 to 5.4m, 24/12/20 Kempsey 6.7 to 7.2m, 24/12/20 Saxons Lode 4.8 to 5.3m, overnight 25/12/20 into 26/12/20 Further heavy rainfall is forecast today, 23/12/20. We expect river levels to rise further & remain high into the weekend. We are monitoring the situation & checking defences. This message will be updated by 6pm, 23/12/20, or as the situation changes.

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