Flood barriers are being deployed in Bewdley this morning as heavy rainfall continues to cause problems across Worcestershire. 

A team from the Environment Agency Midlands are being supported by the Gloucestershire field team to deploy phase one of the demountable flood barriers in Bewdley today (Friday, February 9). 

Response lead for Environment Agency Midlands, Barry Killner, said: "The Worcestershire field team supported by our Gloucestershire field team are on site deploying Severnside Phase one of our demountable flood barrier in Bewdley this morning."

It comes after River Severn levels are continuing to rise following heavy rainfall across the county over the past few days. 

There are also flood warnings in place across many other areas of Worcestershire with the A448 Kidderminster Road closed earlier this morning due to flooding. 

A spokesperson for Environment Agency Midlands said: "We expect river levels to remain high over the next few days.

"We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and avoid contact with flood water."