FLOOD alerts are in force in Herefordshire as rain and snow melt causes rivers to rise again.

The Environment Agency said river levels have risen at the Bishops Frome and Bromyard river gauge, and flooding of roads and farmland was expected on Thursday morning.

Low-lying land and roads along the River Frome from Bromyard to Hereford may be affected. Other locations that may be affected include Bishops Frome and Yarkhill.

A flood alert has also been issued for the river Wye in Herefordshire, with water levels expected to peak on Thursday evening.

The Environment Agency said: "We expect flooding to affect low-lying land and roads along the River Wye from Hay-on-Wye to Ross-on-Wye.

"Other locations that may be affected include the A438, Byford, Bredwardine and Hereford."

Hereford Times: The flood alerts in Herefordshire. Picture: Environment AgencyThe flood alerts in Herefordshire. Picture: Environment Agency

Predicted peaks:

  • Old Wye Bridge 3.3m to 3.5m Thursday evening
  • Mordiford 3.6m to 3.8m Thursday evening

Levels have also risen in the river Leadon catchment. Flooding is expected to affect low lying land and roads adjacent to the River Leadon. Locations that may be affected include Ledbury, Much Marcle.

Along the upper Teme low-lying land and roads next to the Teme, river Onny and river Corve and their tributaries are expected to be affected by flooding.

An alert is also in force for the Lugg south of Leominster, where levels remain high but steady in the wake of Storm Christoph.