Flood warnings in place for River Wye in Herefordshire

Hereford Times: The River Wye pictured near the Victoria Bridge in Hereford this morning. Picture by Ian Morris. The River Wye pictured near the Victoria Bridge in Hereford this morning. Picture by Ian Morris.

THE Environment Agency has issued flood warnings for the River Wye after heavy rain battered the county yesterday.

The four warnings are from Hereford to Ross-on-Wye, Hereford to Hay-on-Wye and for the river in Hereford, both north and south of the city.

Dave Throup, spokesman for the Environment Agency, said that the river is currently peaking in Bredwardine and is expected to peak elsewhere in the county later today.

However, the Environment Agency has said that it has no plans to deploy the flood barriers in Hereford.

The rain yesterday caused severe disruption on the trains, with services from Newport to Hereford having to be cancelled.

Flooding at Ledbury also saw services affected from Great Malvern to Hereford.

On the roads, the A438 is reportedly closed at Letton, as is Watery Lane in Yarkhill, while Bullingham Lane in Hereford sustained a lot of flood water.

Readers have also said that the Leominster to Presteigne road is treacherous at the Kinsham junction, as is the A4110 near Kingsland.

The Hampton Bishop road is also causing problems, but is passable with care.

However, a car has reportedly been left stranded in a ditch.

Firefighters had to rescue a woman from a car that got stuck in flooded water near Pontrilas shortly before 12.20pm, while a crew also attended a road traffic collision and flooded roadway in West Street, Pembridge, just after 4.20am.

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Flood warning information can be found on the Environment Agency's website here.

 

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10:03am Fri 3 Jan 14

Whats-wrong-with-the-World? says...

what?
what? Whats-wrong-with-the-World?

10:26am Fri 3 Jan 14

Whats-wrong-with-the-World? says...

Can someone explain why the flood defences were not put out sooner? Surely the purpose of these are to prevent flooding, so the first sight of a heavy rain period, they should be erected.

No mention of why they have not been erected in the HT, just they are not going to be - half a story yet again.

Also will the Environmental Agency cover damage costs to local residents if their houses flood? I guess the residents will be hung out to dry and they will need to go through months of tedious insurance claims and see their premiums go up, not to mention the heartache and massive inconvenience of their houses flooding and belongings getting ruined.
Can someone explain why the flood defences were not put out sooner? Surely the purpose of these are to prevent flooding, so the first sight of a heavy rain period, they should be erected. No mention of why they have not been erected in the HT, just they are not going to be - half a story yet again. Also will the Environmental Agency cover damage costs to local residents if their houses flood? I guess the residents will be hung out to dry and they will need to go through months of tedious insurance claims and see their premiums go up, not to mention the heartache and massive inconvenience of their houses flooding and belongings getting ruined. Whats-wrong-with-the-World?

5:35pm Fri 3 Jan 14

William Rudd says...

Can someone explain why the flood defences were not put out sooner?

They were not needed that's why
Can someone explain why the flood defences were not put out sooner? They were not needed that's why William Rudd

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