FIREFIGHTERS have had to rescue people who were stuck after driving into floodwater in Herefordshire.

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service said between 7am on Friday (January 13) and 7am on Monday (January 16), it was called to nine incidents involving people, cars and floodwater.

A spokesperson said that in Moreton-on-Lugg, north of Hereford, three vehicles were involved and one person was rescued.


Later on the same day, a man was rescued in the Herefordshire village after being trapped in his vehicle.

There were also three vehicles caught up in floodwater in Letton, west of Hereford, and another in Goodrich, near Ross-on-Wye.


At a reported rescue in Lower Bullingham Lane, Hereford, two people had made their own way to safety.

A woman in her 60s was also pulled from water in Hoarwithy after her vehicle was stuck in floodwater, with several roads across the county closed due to flooding.

There was a similarly-busy period between 7am on Thursday and 7am on Friday involving eight vehicles in floodwater across the two counties and the rescue of a man from Walcot Ford, Drakes Broughton.