THE Flood barriers in Bewdley are being removed as the River Severn drops to normal levels. 

Last week, the river levels rose due to heavy rainfall with a red flood warning in place for Bewdley and Stourport. 

The river level peaked at 5.17m in Bewdley on Friday (January 5) after flooding the Wribbenhall side of the river. Flood defences were put up to full height to protect businesses and homes on Severnside. 

The Environment Agency has not deployed temporary defences due to the construction of permanent flood barriers.

On X, formerly Twitter, Barry Killner, a response lead at the Environment Agency, said: "After a very wet #Christmas2023 and #NewYear2024 the #Bewdley #Severnside demountable #Flood barriers can be taken down and removed from site by the @EnvAgencyMids #Worcestershire field team".