THE flood barriers are going up today in Bewdley after river levels have continued to rise.

The Environment Agency announced this morning (Tuesday March 14) that the barriers were going up due to rising river levels caused by "rain and snow melt."

The River Severn is expected to peak at Bewdley at on Thursday (March 16) morning - with alerts issued over flooding.

The Environment Agency tweeted: "Flood warnings and alerts remain in place in the Midlands as river levels continue to rise following rain and snow melt.

"Barriers are up in Frankwell, Shrewsbury and more going up today at Bewdley, Worcestershire."



The flood warning system at GOV.UK stated: "River levels are rising at the Bewdley river gauge as a result of recent rainfall.

"Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected to occur today, 14/03/23.

"We expect flooding to affect low lying land and roads adjacent the river from Highley to Tewkesbury.

"Locations affected are Stourport, Holt Fleet, Worcester, Kempsey, Severn Stoke, Upton upon Severn.

"B4195 Stourport Road Dog Lane Bewdley and Riverside Path Stourport.

"Predicted peaks:- Bewdley 3.7m to 4.1m on Thursday morning, 16/03/23."

It goes on: "Further rainfall is forecast over the next week, and river levels may continue to rise.

"We are closely monitoring the situation.

"Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses."