DESPITE it being much drier in Herefordshire this week, there is still a flood alert in place for the county. 

It is for the river Lugg south of Leominster, with levels remaining high at Lugwardine river gauge. 

Because of this, flooding of roads and farmland could continue.

The Environment Agency (EA) said: "We expect flooding to affect low-lying land and roads adjacent to the river Lugg south of Leominster from Stoke Prior to Mordiford.


"Other locations that may be affected include Bodenham, Lugwardine and Hampton Bishop.  We expect river levels to remain high for the next few days.

"We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low-lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded."

The EA says it will issue an update by 9am tomorrow (Saturday) or when the situation changes. The Met Office forecast for Saturday shows that it will be a mix of sunshine and shows in Herefordshire. However, heavier bursts of rain could hit on Sunday.

It comes a week after snow fell in Herefordshire, in particular in the east.