Warnings as heavy rain hits the Vale

Wednesday 21 November 2012 Updated: 21/11 12:28

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Drivers are being warned not to drive through floodwater as flash flooding hits the Vale.

DRIVERS are being warned to stay safe on the roads as heavy rain continues to fall.

The worst of the weather is expected to pass in the next couple of hours but there have been reports of flash flooding in the area including on the B4080 between the A4104 junction in Defford and the B4079 junction in Bredon.

Flood alerts are currently in place on the River Isbourne, Badsey Brook, Honeybourne Brook, Bretforton Brook, Littleton Brook and their tributaries.

There aren't any warnings on the River Avon at the moment but it is expected to rise later as the water filters through from its tributaries and upstream.

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service has issued a reminder to residents they should not drive through flood water. As well as the risk of damage to the car, there may be hazards under the water motorists are unable to see.

Homeowners whose properties are at risk of flooding should also monitor the weather situation closely.

Station commander Alan Haley said: "We are urging all motorists to exercise caution if they find themselves driving through flood water.

"Please use common sense and follow our simple advice. Stay alert to local weather and news reports and if the area is experiencing flooding it's advisable to leave any non-essential travel until any flooding has subsided."

Up to date floor information is available by calling Floodline on 0845 988 1188 or by visiting www.environment-agency.gov.uk.

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