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Avon expected to peak as roads remain closed

Joshua Godfrey 10th Mar, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A FLOOD warning is in force on the River Avon following the deluge of rain yesterday as roads across the Vale remain closed.

The Environment Agency is warning the river could peak at about 3.8 metres this afternoon (Thursday), posing a risk to low-lying properties along Waterside.

The rising river levels have led to Waterside being closed from the junction with Port Street along to the Community Hospital, with there also being no access onto Waterside from Coopers Lane.

Elsewhere, Eckington Bridge, Jubilee Bridge in Fladbury and Brook Lane in Cropthorne all remain shut.

All ford crossings across Worcestershire are also closed.

Firefighters from Evesham had to rescue a man from the bandstand in Abbey Park after he became trapped due to the rising floodwater.

And a 4×4 driver also rescued a father and son from their car this morning (Thursday) after they became stuck in floodwater on Waterside.