A MAN had to be rescued from floodwater over the weekend, with road closures still in place. 

Two fire engines - one each from Hereford and Leominster - plus the Leominster Water First Responders - were called to Bodenham Bridge shortly after 4.40am on Saturday (February 10). 

A spokesperson for Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue said: "A man in his 50s was rescued by the Water First Responders using a sled and the road was cordoned off.


"No other emergency services attended. The incident was marked as pending closure at 5.52am."

Road closures

Both Millcroft Road and Ketch Lane in Bodenham remain closed today (February 12). 

Other closures include the A438 near Tarrington, which will be shut until further notice.

This, Herefordshire Council say, is due to 'oil contamination environmental works' following recent flooding. There is a diversion sign in place. 

Other closures are the C1122 in Wellington, Linton Lane in Bromyard and Newtown Lane in Ivington. The A40 is also closed eastbound between Monmouth and Ross-on-Wye due to a landslip that happened in Ganarew on Friday (February 9). 

Flood alert in force

There is still a flood alert in place for the river Lugg south of Leominster. 

Flooding is expected to affect low-lying land and roads adjacent to the Lugg south of Leominster from Stoke Prior to Mordiford.

Other locations that may be affected include Bodenham, Lugwardine and Hampton Bishop.