DRIVERS in Worcestershire are still affected by road closures following Storm Dennis.

Flood-caused closures include Hylton Road, Tybridge Street, Croft Road, Dolday, The Butts, All Saints, Eckington bridge and Hanley Road in Upton, Sabrina and Diglis footbridges also remain shut.

Although Bewdley's main town centre bridge is still closed to vehicles, the bridge for pedestrians and cyclists has opened.

Yesterday, a large rock fell onto the A4133 between Holt Fleet bridge and Ombersley. Temporary traffic control was in operation to move traffic past the scene. There were long delays on all approaches.

There were also reports of a fallen large tree on the A4104 Upton-upon-Severn by Milestone Farm, Tunnel Hill which was blocking the road.

The C2026 at Shelsley Walsh was closed between A4104 Clifton and New Mill Bridge due to a severe land slip. The only access to the Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb was from Stanford Bridge end or via New Mill Bridge at Shelsley Beauchamp.

In Worcester, St Martin’s Gate car park will be open 24/7 until at least Monday (February 24), in response to other car parks being closed due to flooding.


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All bus services using Crowngate Bus Station were running except for routes 144/144A starting/finishing at Foregate Street and 36/37 starting/finishing at St Nicholas Street. Routes 30/31 terminated at St John’s. Commuters were told to board route 44 to/from the city centre to connect. This was due to heavy traffic congestion in the city.

First Worcester tweeted: “Traffic is moving considerably slower than usual, causing delays to services - we appreciate customers’ patience.”

Worcs Highways and Travel tweeted: “We would like to take a moment to reply to all of the people that have thanked us for our road closure updates over the last few days - we've been overwhelmed with the kind words."

Dave Harford tweeted: “Today is the first time I’ve driven over the main Worcester bridge. New Road is no longer flooded. Street furniture, traffic lights and signs has been removed and the contra flow works well to keep the city open."

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service are advising drivers to take extreme care while driving and not to enter flood water during the current spate conditions.