THERE are multiple flood warnings in place across Worcestershire as Storm Christoph continues.

According to the Environment Agency river levels are forecast to continue rising at the Diglis river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland is expected to begin overnight tonight and into Friday morning.

Malvern Gazette:

Flooding is expected to affect properties at Quay Street, South Quay, Diglis Avenue and Hood Street. Properties also affected at Pitchcroft Lane, Waterworks Road, Newport Street, Croft Road, Diglis Dock Road, Diglis Lane and Diglis Avenue, Worcester.

The Predicted Peak at Diglis will be at 4.4m to 4.9m on Saturday afternoon.
Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We river levels will remain high over the next few days.

Dave Throup, Environment Agency manager for Worcestershire, said: "Inevitably two days of huge rainfall in Wales is having an impact.

"Dozens of flood warnings and alerts across the Severn & Wye catchments. There will be a lot more."

Malvern Gazette:

There are currently 14 ares where flooding is expected:

River Avon at Strensham and Bredon

River Avon at Wyre Piddle

River Severn at Clifton and Severn Stoke

River Severn at Court Meadow, Kempsey and Callow End

River Severn at Pitchcroft, North Worcester

River Severn at Severn Ham, Tewkesbury

River Severn in South Worcester

River Teme at Bransford

River Teme at Eardiston

River Teme at Knightwick, Doddenham and Broadwas

River Teme at Leigh

River Teme at Stanford Bridge

River Teme at Tenbury Wells and Burford

River Wye from Hereford to Ross-On-Wye

Malvern Gazette:

And, 17 areas where flooding is possible: 

Bow and Piddle Brook

Kempsey Village

Ledwyche Brook and River Rea

Lower Teme

River Arrow and River Alne

River Avon in Worcestershire

River Frome in Herefordshire

River Leadon Catchment

River Lugg North of Leominster

River Lugg south of Leominster

River Severn in Gloucestershire

River Severn in Shropshire

River Severn in Worcestershire

River Stour in South Warwickshire

River Stour in Worcestershire

River Windrush from Bourton to Newbridge

River Wye in Herefordshire

Inspector Lewis Lincoln-Gordon of West Mercia Police said: "We are currently getting a number of calls in relation to vehicles getting stuck in flood water.

"Please, please do not drive through flood water."

Jon Laight, Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service Station Commander said yesterday: "Have been out with crews from @HWFire rescuing people from vehicles stuck in water.

"Please spread the word: Do not try to drive through deep flowing water. There is always another way to get to your destination."

Malvern Gazette: The incident closed one side of the dual carriageway  for an hour-and-a-half this afternoon.

There are also a number of roads that are closed due to the floods or roads temporarily closing for barriers or flood pumps to be installed. These include:

A443, Lindridge

Stourport Road, Bewdley

New Street, Upton

Brook Lane, Cropthorne

Jubilee Bridge, Fladbury

Eckington Bridge

Houndsfield Lane, Wythall

Ravenhayes Lane, Frankley

Shell Ford, Droitwich

Walcot Ford, Pershore

Bransford Court Lane, Bransford

Dunns Lane and Waterside, Upton

B4197 Ankerdine Hill, Knightwick

New Mill Bridge, Shelsley Beauchamp