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Flooding still causing disruption

By Gary Smee Friday 23 November 2012 Updated: 23/11 16:44

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FLOODING is still causing significant disruption in the Vale this morning with several roads closed although the fire service said it was quieter than expected overnight.

The heavy rain arrived as predicted yesterday evening (Thursday) with another inch falling in places but it was the high winds which caused more problems briging down several trees and power cables.

Worcester Road between the A44 and Evesham High Street is currently blocked as engineers repair some fallen wires.

In Evesham Waterside is still closed in both directions although the river was expected to peak at between 3.3 and 3.4 metres some time this morning.

At 6am the level at the Evesham gague was 3.27metres and steady.

In Pershore the B4084 was re-opened at Pershore Bridge earlier in the day but it is now closed again due to flooding.

Eckington Bridge and Jubilee Bridge in Fladbury both remain closed and several bus routes in the area are operating to their standard flood timetables.

Although the weather is meant to stay dry and sunny today (Friday), forecasters are warning of more heavy rain tomorrow (Saturday) which could cause further disruption. The Met Office have issued a yellow warning for heavy rain and strong winds.

For updates on the flooding situation log onto www.environment-agency.gov.uk or for the latest weather warnings visit www.metoffice.gov.uk.

More information about road closures and disruption to travel can be found at www.worcestershire.gov.uk

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