DEBRIS under a bridge in Hereford has caused concern after the county experienced heavy rainfall.

A Met Office weather warning for wind and rain was in force for the county last week, with flooding hitting roads across Herefordshire as the heavens opened.

But as river levels rose, Greyfriars Flood Group said there were concerning levels of debris blocking flow through Hereford Old Bridge, especially to upstream residents.


The Greyfriars area of Hereford has repeatedly been hit by flooding in recent years, with people living in Greyfriars Avenue forced to evacuate in previous years.

The group called on the Environment Agency and Balfour Beatty to deal with the problem.

A spokesperson for the Environment Agency said: “Our teams clear debris around the bridge when required and when river levels are safe.

“Some of the debris will float away but this is unavoidable due to the changing river levels and difficult access.


“If people have concerns about environmental impacts, they should contact our 24/7 hotline on 0800-807060.”

On Friday the river Wye peaked at the Old Wye Bridge in Hereford at 2.96 metres.

The current river level at the old bridge is 1.56 metres, which was recorded at 10.15am this morning (November 28).