Latest flooding and road closures around Herefordshire

Hereford Times: More rain predicted over the weekend More rain predicted over the weekend

ALTHOUGH today is set to be drier than yesterday, there is more rain predicted over the weekend and there are still road closures and flooding around the county.

The emergency services were called to a number of flood-related incidents over night, with reports of people trapped in shallow water in Staunton-on-Wye and Tillington, and also flooding in Lea and Madley.

Road closures (7.30am, December 22)

  • B4349 Clehonger to Kingstone - Passable with care Flooding
  • A438 Powys boundary towards Hereford, intermittent areas -Passable with care Flooding
  • B4399 Holme Lacy Road, Hereford -  Passable with care Flooding
  • A4110 Between Lawtons Cross and Bainstree Cross, north west county - Passable with care Flooding - River Arrow
  • C1105 Between Ivington Mill and Newtown, Leominster - Passable with care Flooding - River Arrow
  • A480 Lyonshall - Passable with extreme care Flooding
  • A44 Bredenbury - Passable with extreme care Flooding
  • C1126 Marden - near Sutton Walls - Closed Flooding
  • B4361 Broadward, south of Leominster - Passable with extreme care Flooding
  • C1122 Haywood Lane - Closed Flooding
  • B4362 Ashley Moor - Closed Flooding
  • C1035 Eardisland village - Closed Flooding
  • C1120 Moreton railway crossing - Marden - Closed Flooding
  • A456 Little Hereford - Passable with extreme care Flooding
  • C1144 Larport Lane - Closed Flooding

The council is warning residents that flooding could occur on roads with rainfall running off already saturated ground and there are reports of a road flooded at Crossways in Peterchurch and standing water on the B4214 between Bromyard and Tenbury Wells and the A438 at The Weir Gardens.

In a statement on its website, it says the Environment Agency is monitoring river response closely.

In the event of flooding Herefordshire Council has made arrangements with some parish councils to hold stocks of sandbags for local use in areas where there is a known risk of flooding.

In rural areas, residents’ first point of contact for assistance with sandbags should be their local parish council. This service is provided free of charge - for details of whether your local parish council has requested sandbags visit the sandbags page.

Alternatively, Herefordshire Council holds a limited stock of filled sandbags for the public to collect at times of emergency from the following depots:

  • Rotherwas Depot, Unit 3, Thorn Business Park, Rotherwas, Hereford, HR2 6JT Kingsland Depot, Street Lane, Kingsland, HR6 9RG.
  • Bromyard Depot, Hereford Road, Bromyard, HR7 4ET Ross-on-Wye Depot, Ashburton Industrial Estate, Ross-on-Wye, HR9 7BW.

For any enquiries regarding flooding, please call the council's switchboard on 01432 260000.

Fire Service warning

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service are urging people to stay alert.

Station Commander Alan Haley said: “It’s a good idea to have a list of useful phone numbers ready in case of flooding and to keep it somewhere safe.

"If your home does begin to flood, turn off your electricity supply, and do not touch any sources of electricity such as switches or appliances when you are standing in flood water.

He also urged motorists to be vigilant, as 'driving through flood water can be extremely dangerous because it is impossible to see how deep the water is or whether there are hazards under the water which could damage your car and leave you stranded'.

For up-to-date flood watch information, please call Floodline on 0845 988 1188 or visit our traffic and travel page.

 

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4:52pm Thu 20 Dec 12

mizza21 says...

Yay first to comment.
It's just a bit of water for Christ sakes.
It's lucky the ducks in the duck pond don't panic every time there's rain
Yay first to comment. It's just a bit of water for Christ sakes. It's lucky the ducks in the duck pond don't panic every time there's rain mizza21
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5:36pm Thu 20 Dec 12

oldergit says...

Glad am in France now. Came yesterday. Merry Xmas to all in Hereford.
Glad am in France now. Came yesterday. Merry Xmas to all in Hereford. oldergit
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7:59pm Thu 20 Dec 12

Biomech says...

Everywheres flooded again - nothing new.

It will be interesting to see what excuse they come out with this time .... oh wait, things being underwater is the flood defences working...
Everywheres flooded again - nothing new. It will be interesting to see what excuse they come out with this time .... oh wait, things being underwater is the flood defences working... Biomech
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10:51pm Thu 20 Dec 12

Vic Vomitello says...

The council's flood defences are successful; the council looks after vulnerable children in its care; the council listens to the views of local people; the council knows how to promote and project the local economy; the council is working with the NHS to make health services better; and so on. You will believe. You will obey.
The council's flood defences are successful; the council looks after vulnerable children in its care; the council listens to the views of local people; the council knows how to promote and project the local economy; the council is working with the NHS to make health services better; and so on. You will believe. You will obey. Vic Vomitello
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11:05pm Thu 20 Dec 12

A.Non01 says...

Chill out everyone, its not the end of the world. That's tomorrow!
Chill out everyone, its not the end of the world. That's tomorrow! A.Non01
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2:11pm Fri 21 Dec 12

bobby47 says...

This deluge that we are experiencing is, in my view, the fault of Jarvis and anyone other thinks otherwise does not agree with me.
I mean how much more water can we take?
We've no use for it, we didn't ask for it and Im certain we don't deserve it. I mean, who out there wakes up, stumbles from their bed, opens the curtains and shouts,'Hoorah! More rain'.
You may be muttering,'what point does the fool wish to make?'
The answer is none! Ive no point other than to express my desire to see this water, that's dropped upon us every day, to stop.
Surely that's a reasonable argument. We've got nothing going for us. No jobs, few shops, no infra structure to speak of, we're bereft of hope, Jarvis intends to destroy us all and still the water keeps coming.
This deluge ain't a natural event. It's more like some biblical disaster unfolding before our very eyes and I say Jarvis is behind it.
This deluge that we are experiencing is, in my view, the fault of Jarvis and anyone other thinks otherwise does not agree with me. I mean how much more water can we take? We've no use for it, we didn't ask for it and Im certain we don't deserve it. I mean, who out there wakes up, stumbles from their bed, opens the curtains and shouts,'Hoorah! More rain'. You may be muttering,'what point does the fool wish to make?' The answer is none! Ive no point other than to express my desire to see this water, that's dropped upon us every day, to stop. Surely that's a reasonable argument. We've got nothing going for us. No jobs, few shops, no infra structure to speak of, we're bereft of hope, Jarvis intends to destroy us all and still the water keeps coming. This deluge ain't a natural event. It's more like some biblical disaster unfolding before our very eyes and I say Jarvis is behind it. bobby47
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3:40pm Fri 21 Dec 12

Biomech says...

I'll tell you what's funny - you might have seen last week or so, on the Worcester road out of Hereford past the Bromyard turning, they re surfaced the road (has traffic lights there - currently no road markings).

2 days after the work was finished it rained - only a little.

The one lane was swamped with water.
I'll tell you what's funny - you might have seen last week or so, on the Worcester road out of Hereford past the Bromyard turning, they re surfaced the road (has traffic lights there - currently no road markings). 2 days after the work was finished it rained - only a little. The one lane was swamped with water. Biomech
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5:00pm Fri 21 Dec 12

TwoWheelsGood says...

Even when they resurface they don't bother about routine maintenance of the gulleys - different department probably. So they remain blocked, accelerating the decline of the tarmac they've just laid.
Even when they resurface they don't bother about routine maintenance of the gulleys - different department probably. So they remain blocked, accelerating the decline of the tarmac they've just laid. TwoWheelsGood
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6:43pm Fri 21 Dec 12

Biomech says...

Absolutely, have you noticed how the giant potholes around the Tesco roundabout are all back - after only a couple of weeks since they cut corners to "repair" them
Absolutely, have you noticed how the giant potholes around the Tesco roundabout are all back - after only a couple of weeks since they cut corners to "repair" them Biomech
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1:32pm Sat 22 Dec 12

retrexs says...

where on earth is the flooding in lyonshall you keep reporting? i travel through their a lot and never see this so called reported flooding??
where on earth is the flooding in lyonshall you keep reporting? i travel through their a lot and never see this so called reported flooding?? retrexs
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4:34pm Sat 22 Dec 12

TwoWheelsGood says...

retrexs - these reports are copied from the councils website - hence errors, inconsistencies and inaccuracies (the Councils own words).
retrexs - these reports are copied from the councils website - hence errors, inconsistencies and inaccuracies (the Councils own words). TwoWheelsGood
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9:28pm Sat 22 Dec 12

retrexs says...

ah thanks "twowheels" makes sense that and about right for the council very little truth in anything the council have to say
ah thanks "twowheels" makes sense that and about right for the council very little truth in anything the council have to say retrexs
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9:56am Mon 24 Dec 12

andrew_m says...

This page hasn't been updated since Saturday.
This page hasn't been updated since Saturday. andrew_m
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12:53pm Mon 24 Dec 12

Vic Vomitello says...

The council used to be pretty good at informing people during floods, snow and other bad weather. Seems like it can't be bothered now.
The council used to be pretty good at informing people during floods, snow and other bad weather. Seems like it can't be bothered now. Vic Vomitello
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1:00pm Mon 24 Dec 12

Biomech says...

Indeed, and they don't seem to harness the power of the Interwebs!

Hence;
#HFDtraffic @HFDtraffic :)
Indeed, and they don't seem to harness the power of the Interwebs! Hence; #HFDtraffic @HFDtraffic :) Biomech
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