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Worcester city centre roads closed 'for a week' by floods
« on: February 10, 2014, 04:35:10 AM »
As you may (or may not) have heard, it's a touch damp over here at the moment.

Via the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-26107609

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Large parts of Worcester city centre could be closed for a week because of flooding, the county council has said.

Worcester Bridge and roads including New Road, Castle Street, Deansway, Dolday, North Parade, Croft Road and Tybridge Street have been shut.

The authority said it could not predict when roads would reopen because of rising river levels.

John Fraser from the council said: "Dependent on further rainfall, it could be closed for all of next week."

"There are a number of preparations we will be putting in place, like the bus service, for example, because access to the bus station is going to be extremely limited," he said.

The council said the only access to Worcester was via the southern link road but it was urging motorists not to come into the city.

The Environment Agency has also shut Hylton Road flood gates in Worcester because of rising river levels.

Dave Throup, from the agency, said the amount of water in Worcester was "verging on the Biblical".


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