THERE is heavy traffic across Hereford heading into the rush hour, appearing to be caused by flooding at the Asda roundabout.

Heavy rain hit the county this afternoon, with the deluge leaving several areas of standing water on roads in the city.

One of the worst affected areas is the Asda roundabout, where the A49 Ross Road and A465 Belmont Road meet near Greyfriars Bridge.

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At 4.30pm, traffic was seen queueing across the bridge on the approach to the roundabout.

Hereford Times: Traffic is slow on all approaches to the Asda roundaboutTraffic is slow on all approaches to the Asda roundabout (Image: Hattie Young)

There is also water on Belmont Road northbound, on the approach to the shops.


Google Maps' traffic sensors show that traffic is queueing from Grafton on the A49 into the city, and from before the Clehonger turn on Belmont Road.

Hereford Times: Google Maps shows bad traffic across HerefordGoogle Maps shows bad traffic across Hereford (Image: Google)

North of Greyfriars Bridge, there is heavy traffic on Blueschool Street, Newmarket Street, Commercial Road, Aylestone Hill and Roman Road.

Traffic is also starting to build on the A438 Whitecross Road, Holmer Road and Edgar Street.