The River Severn peaked between Bewdley and Worcester on Wednesday afternoon / evening. A Severe Flood Warnings remains in force at Wribbenhall (Beales Corner) at Bewdley. The Severe Flood Warning at Ironbridge was removed yesterday (Wednesday) evening. Operational barriers are in use at Frankwell in Shrewsbury; Ironbridge and Bewdley. Beales Corner the barriers are in place however water has outflanked the temporary defences due to the high water levels. Gates are closed at Upton and Uckinghall, pumps are operational at Kempsey and Powick, and demountable barriers are deployed at Hylton Road, Worcester. Flood Warnings have been issued along the River Severn.
The River Wye levels continue to fall. The demountable barriers in Hereford have been removed. Although some rainfall is expected tonight and Thursday this is not going to make significant effect on river levels. We are closely monitoring the situation.
Flood Warning Duty Officer
West Midlands Area(Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire)