Bewdley Bridge has reopened this morning (Tuesday, October 24) after river levels threatened to flood homes.

The bridge was closed late last night (Monday, October 23) with access to Beales Corner also stopped as the River Severn levels peaked.

Drivers were told to access the town through Bewdley Bypass whilst pedestrians were still able to use Pewterer’s Alley.

The river levels peaked last night at 4.68m, but are now predicted to fall throughout the day.

There was a fear that homes could be submerged on Beales Corner as flood barriers are unable to be put up due to ongoing work to create a permanent defence against future river level rises.

Worcestershire County Council Highways and Travel are warning drivers to be careful when driving through flood water.

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