Flood barriers have been deployed in Bewdley after fears of rising river levels in the town. 

Field teams from the Environment Agency are out deploying phase two of the demountable barriers this morning (Thursday, December 28) following Storm Gerrit. 

The River Severn is forecast to peak in Bewdley on Saturday, December 30. 

Response Lead for the Environment Agency in the West Midlands, Barry Killner, said: "Worcestershire field team are out deploying  Phase 2 of the demountable barriers in Severnside this morning ahead of rising River levels and further unsettled weather forecast."

Kidderminster Shuttle: Phase two of the demountable barriers are being deployed Phase two of the demountable barriers are being deployed (Image: Environment Agency Midlands)

The Agency has warned residents about the risk of flooding following the latest storm to hit the UK with an amber weather warning for rainfall still in place across much of the county. 

Further rainfall is forecast today and over the next few days but the Environment Agency is closely monitoring the situation and liaising with emergency services.

They have asked motorists to plan driving routes to avoid low-lying roads near rivers and avoid using low-lying footpaths near local watercourses.

Worcestershire County Council said Severnside South is currently closed while the barriers are being deployed.