Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire roads closed as flood water rises

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Image caption A number of roads have been closed off in the Forest of Dean, Tewkesbury, Stroud and Circencester

Several hours of heavy rainfall in Gloucestershire have forced the closure of a number of roads.

The affected roads include those around the Forest of Dean, Tewkesbury, Stroud and Circencester.

Earlier, a woman was rescued from her car which got stuck in 18in (0.5m) of floodwater at Saul near Frampton-on-Severn. She was uninjured.

Ten flood warnings remain in place including along the River Severn at Tewkesbury and the Frome near Stroud.

The Environment Agency (EA) has said the River Severn will peak on Tuesday with levels set to rise by another four inches.

Dave Throup from the agency, said: " This flood on the Severn is being driven by Welsh water - the peak hasn't even reached Shrewsbury yet, so we're going to expect raised levels in the Gloucestershire area for a very long time.

"The first peak is likely to be around Christmas Day in Gloucester."

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