26th Oct, 2020

FLOOD UPDATE - Some roads in Droitwich still affected but rail situation has improved

Tristan Harris 14th Nov, 2019 Updated: 15th Nov, 2019

DRIVERS are being warned not to drive through floodwaters after yesterday’s heavy rain and deluge.

Some roads have reopened now across Droitwich but others remain closed.

Briar Mill in Droitwich is shut, along with the A442 at Hampton Lovett.

Meanwhile Worcestershire Highways hit out at some drivers for ignoring the ‘road closed’ signs and tweeted this picture of a broken manhole that damaged several cars in Bromsgrove as it was hidden under the floodwaters.

Officers tweeted: “Several vehicles ignored road closed signs and drove through floodwater – they damaged their vehicles on this unseen manhole.

“Do not drive through floodwater, you do not know what is underneath! #floodaware.”

Highways’ advice was echoed by Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue’s control centre which said: “We are still receiving calls to vehicles driven into flood water.

“Please do not drive through flood water, this puts yourself and others at risk. Check your route before travelling and if necessary use a safer, alternative route.”

The video below was sent in by Eddie from Tibberton and shows the floodwaters from the Crowle Island to the village.

This video of a car driving through floodwater from the Crowle Road into Tibberton. It was sent in by Eddie from Tibberton.

Posted by Droitwich Standard on Thursday, 14 November 2019

Many of the other roads which were flooded yesterday are still affected.

Among them were Tagwell Road in Droitwich and Clattercut Lane in Rushock.

The A38 at Wychbold was flooded and as well as delaying drivers has caused substantial disruption to the 144 and 144A buses.

Other flooded roads included the A449 (island approach), Green Lane, Oddingley, Brook Lane, Cropthorne, Harrow Lane, Droitwich, Crown Lane, Upton Warren, the A44 at Bowbrook, A449 Egg Lane, Claines, Ford Lane, Droitwich, Manor Road, Wickhamford,  A4133 Holt Fleet Road/Ombersley to Droitwich Road and Plough Road, Tibberton which are all shut.

There was also been train cancellations and delays to and from Droitwich Spa yesterday afternoon and evening as all lines into Bromsgrove were blocked.

The situation seems to have improved on the network with just a few minor delays during the morning rush hour.


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