AN amber flood alert is in place for Bewdley as river levels rise following heavy rainfall. 

Flood barriers are in place on Severn Side in the town, with River Severn levels set to go above its normal range in Bewdley later this week. 

The Environment Agency warns on its website that "flooding is possible" and to "be prepared."

They have said: "River levels have risen at the Bewdley river gauge as a result of recent heavy rainfall. 

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

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

"Install Property level protection if required".

The river level is currently expected to peak between 3.2m and 3.6m in height on Wednesday (December 13) evening. 

Further rainfall is forecast over the next 48 hours, with the Environment Agency closely monitoring the situation.