A FLOOD alert is in force for a river in Herefordshire today, with river levels expected to remain elevated as "prolonged rain" is forecast.

The Environment Agency has issued an alert for the river Lugg, with high levels at Lugwardine. Flooding of roads and farmland is continuing after earlier flood alerts this week, and is affecting low-lying roads adjacent to the Lugg south of Leominster, from Stoke Prior to Mordiford.

The Environment Agency said it expects river levels to remain high over the next few days.


"We are closely monitoring the situation," the Environment Agency said. "Plan driving routes to avoid low-lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded."

It added that more "prolonged rainfall" is forecast early tomorrow morning (March 25) and beyond, which is "expected to keep river levels elevated, and may cause levels to rise again in this location".

The Met Office is forecasting a day of rain in Herefordshire tomorrow, with rainfall starting from as early as 2am and continuing well into the afternoon, until around 4pm.