Herefordshire motorists rescued as river levels rise

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Three motorists have been rescued from cars trapped in rising flood water in Herefordshire, the fire service says.

Two women and a man were helped from their vehicles on the A4113 at Walford on Wednesday evening, it said.

Crews also helped a man on a mobility scooter stuck in flood water in Hereford on Thursday.

The service has tweeted that river levels are continuing to rise in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

The Environment Agency issued further flood warnings on Wednesday for stretches of the Rivers Wye and Teme.

Warnings also remain in place on parts of the River Severn.

The Wye was due to peak on Thursday afternoon in Hereford, and on Friday in Ross-on-Wye, the agency said.

The Teme was expected to peak on Thursday morning, while the Severn would remain "at elevated levels" for the next few days, it said.

Further rainfall is expected, the Met Office said, and strong winds are predicted for Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire.

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