LIVE: Trees fall as Storm Eunice sweeps into Worcestershire - The Evesham Observer

LIVE: Trees fall as Storm Eunice sweeps into Worcestershire

Evesham Editorial 18th Feb, 2022 Updated: 18th Feb, 2022   0

5.10pm – You’d have thought we’d had enough weather related news for one day. You’d be wrong….

4.53pm – More reports of fallen trees in our area with one on Burford Road in Evesham. Meanwhile in Pershore…

2.30pm – BREAKING: West Midlands Railway (WMR) has reiterated its warning that passengers should not travel today as Storm Eunice continues to cause widespread disruption

All lines between the West Midlands and London have been suspended following multiple storm-related incidents.

The operator is also warning some journeys on Saturday morning may be disrupted while damaged railway infrastructure is repaired and trains are moved to their correct locations.

Due to the scale of the ongoing disruption, passengers holding tickets for travel today (Friday) will be able to use them all weekend or on Monday instead.

Jonny Wiseman, WMR customer experience director, said: “I would like to thank those passengers who have followed the warnings and stayed away from the railway today.

“Storm Eunice is causing significant damage and disruption across the rail network and our clear message remains that people should not travel by train today.

“Some services on Saturday may be disrupted due to the knock-on impact of the storm and I urge passengers travelling this weekend to check their journeys before setting out.”

2.19pm – West Mercia Police have released an update for local residents and called on them to take extra care when travelling.

Officers across the force are working closely with local councils and fire and rescue services to clear fallen debris due to strong winds and ensure road closures can be reopened as soon as possible.

Warnings have been issued for further rainfall over the weekend may also bring flooding to roads and rivers. Motorists are reminded to drive with care and not drive through flood water.

1.53pm – With the South West bearing the brunt of Storm Eunice since its arrival its perhaps no surprise Evesham United’s trek to Devon to face Plymouth Parkway tomorrow (Saturday) has already been postponed. We’ll keep you up to date with any further postponements.

1.37pm – An update on the fallen trees across Evesham and Pershore, the fallen tree on the B4084 in Pershore near the river bridge has been removed.

However Worcs Highways have reports of fallen trees near the Jubilee Bridge in Fladbury and Phillipscote Close in Evesham as well as in Bricklehampton.

1.25pm – From the rail to the road, two lanes are currently closed on the M5 northbound due to an overturned lorry and subsequent fuel spill.

1.16pm – In addition to no trains between the area and London Paddington. National Rail has now confirmed the entire GWR network is now closed

How has Storm Eunice impacted you? Remember you can send us pictures if it is safe to do so to [email protected] or DM me at @RGObserver

1.05pm – Another hour, another fallen tree..

1pm – Please stay safe, listen to the emergency services.

Fallen trees are being reported on Lickhill Road North in Stourport, at Newland Road to Plough Lane in Oddingley, on the A451 in Dunley and Hook Common near Upton.

Trees which fell in Pershore and on the A456 at Newnham Bridge have now been cleared

12.47pm – Almost 1,000 homes in Malvern are currently without power according to Western Power Distribution.

The company said there were 928 properties without power but engineers hoped to have power restored by 2.30pm.

12.44pm – If you have any pictures of the rising river levels or damage caused by Storm Eunice please e-mail [email protected] or DM me @RGObserver on Twitter. Please stay safe in doing so

11.30am – West Midlands Railway issued a do not travel warning yesterday but have already looked ahead to the potential impact on the railway tomorrow (Saturday) when #StormEunice has departed

11.20am – FLOOD ALERT: The current flood alert in place for the River Severn in Worcester states low-lying areas in Stourport, Holt Fleet, Worcester, Kempsey, Severn Stoke, Upton upon Severn, South Quay, Diglis Parade and the Hylton Road are likely to flood.

Flooding from drains may also be affecting Worcester racecourse and Worcestershire CCC’s New Road ground.

River levels are already up at around three metres with further rain possible today and tomorrow meaning levels will only increase in the next 24 hours.

11.10am – As it stands Worcester Warriors M5 derby with Bristol Bears remains ON, albeit with a later 8.15pm kick off.

Six Nations Scottish ace back as Warriors battle Bears

Businesses have been taking to Twitter to let people known whether they are open or closed. If you want to let us know do Tweet me at @RGObserver and we’ll help keep people informed

11am – If you have any pictures of the rising river levels or damage caused by Storm Eunice please e-mail [email protected] or DM me @RGObserver on Twitter. Please stay safe in doing so

10.50am – A warning to stay safe and to avoid all but essential travel remains in force throughout our area. Click on the link for more

Storm Eunice – The plans in place in Worcestershire for road, rail, potential power cuts and flooding

RIVER levels have risen in the heart of Worcester and disruption has been reported on public transport as the county battles Storm Eunice.

Three of the 144 buses from Worcester to Birmingham, via Droitwich and Bromsgrove have been cancelled – the 10.10am, 10.30am and 12.30pm will all not be running.

Operator First Worcester has apologised for the inconvenience caused.

A number of flood alerts are in place for the Severn in Worcester, part of the 101 currently in force across the country.

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