TWO people and two dogs had to be rescued from a flooded vehicle in Herefordshire. 

Fire crews from Hereford and Fownhope were called to Watery Lane in Yarkhill shortly after 2.30pm yesterday (March 17).

They used a rescue sled during the operation. 

Watery Lane sits beside the river Frome, which had a flood alert issued on it yesterday (Sunday) following heavy overnight rain. 


That has since been removed; however, alerts are still in place for the river Wye, thee river Lugg south of Leominster and the river Leadon catchment. 

The Environment Agency says that river levels were approaching peak levels of between 3.5m and 3.6m in Ross-on-Wye. However, as of 2.30pm, it is at 3.17m. 

Flooding is also expected to affect low-lying land and farms adjacent to the river Lugg south of Leominster, from Stoke Prior to Mordiford, with other locations including Bodenham, Lugwardine and Hampton Bishop.

Meanwhile, roads and land next to the river Leadon could also flood, affecting Ledbury and Much Marcle.