AS Herefordshire recovers from today's deluge, there are still a number of flood warnings and alerts in place.

As of 8pm this evening (October 20), these are at the following locations:

  • Brimfield Brook at Orleton and Brimfield (flood warning)
  • River Frome at Bromyard (flood warning)
  • River Wye (flood alert)
  • River Arrow (flood alert)
  • River Lugg north and south of Leominster (flood alert)

Rivers on the Herefordshire border are also subject to flood warnings or alerts. These include the Teme, Severn and Corve.


It comes after a number of roads in the county got flooded. The A465 Hereford to Bromyard road, particularly at Stoke Lacy and the Bishop's Frome turn off, became impassable, as well as the A4110 south of Leintwardine. 

There are currently no reported closures in Herefordshire; however. the A49 north of the county at Bromfield Road, near Ludlow, and the A456 at Newnham Bridge, near Tenbury Wells, remain shut. 

Parts of Shropshire and Worcestershire were particularly hit hard as storm Babet hit havoc across the UK.

The heavy rain sadly cost the life of one motorist who became stranded in flood water in Cleobury Mortimer, on the Shropshire/Worcestershire border.