WATER levels are slowly falling on the River Severn in the city but will still remain high until the weekend.

A spokesperson for the Environment Agency said: “The weather has improved following the weekend’s rainfall and river levels are falling.

“However, further bands of rain are expected over the weekend and we are monitoring the situation closely and have teams on the ground around the area.

“Due to the volume of water, levels will remain high on the River Severn and we are asking the public to remain vigilant and to check their flood risk.

“You can check your flood risk, sign up for flood warnings and keep up to date with the latest information at www.gov.uk/check-flood-risk, or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188.”

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Members of the public are being asked to avoid low lying footpaths near watercourses and to avoid contact with flood water as a shocking video was released showing a man wading through flood water, despite onlookers telling him to stop.

Many properties are still affected close to the River Severn and several areas remain underwater, including Worcester Racecourse and Blackfinch New Road cricket ground.

Hylton Road re-opened on Wednesday morning after the flood barrier was put up the day before.

In Upton-Upon-Severn, the B4211 Hanley Road remains closed after flooding over the weekend, with flood warnings still in place for the town.

Warnings remain in place for East Waterside, Hanley Castle and Saxons Lode and Hanley Road.

Bonfire Night at the Diglis House Hotel and at Pitchcroft have had to be cancelled over safety concerns.

Some cars have been destroyed after being parked in areas before flooding struck.

We have selected some wonderful photographs from our readers, including images sent in capturing the flooding by a remote controlled drone.

Jan Sedlacek, drone pilot and photographer, said: “It was absolutely stunning to see the flooded waters out of the banks and spilling in to the shire.

“Trying to capture the beauty of the destructive powers of floods. Showing positive in the negative.”