Flooding issues ease as Hospital re-opens - The Evesham Observer

Flooding issues ease as Hospital re-opens

Evesham Editorial 14th Nov, 2019 Updated: 16th Nov, 2019   0

EVESHAM’s Minor Injuries Unit has re-0pened 24 hours after the flooding which hit the town forced hospital chiefs to close their doors to new admissions.

The Waterside site is now accessible and the out of hours GP service is also back in action following the closure. The dental centre will re-open on Monday.

The news comes as Environment Agency chiefs confirmed the River Avon peaked at 4 metres, flooding much of the flood plain to the south of the Evesham town centre.

Three flood warnings remain in force for the River Avon in the heart of Evesham and in Fladbury, Cropthorne, Harvington and Offenham.

Further up the Avon, two flood warnings remain in place in Pershore and Wick and at Wyre Piddle although river levels are now falling.

A number of roads remain closed because of the high river levels.

Waterside has now re-opened between Port Street and Coopers Lane.

All roads near the Gate Inn in Honeybourne remain closed as does Stafford Road in the village.

Eckington Bridge, Jubilee Bridge and Defford Bridge are all closed as is Brook Lane in Cropthorne.

No significant rain is on the horizon for the rest of today with the most recent forecast suggesting dry weather until Thursday.

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