Live Worcestershire floods: Latest on Thursday 13 February 2014

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STANDARD 06:15

Good morning. We are running a live page today to keep you up-to-date on the latest news on the floods in Worcester and the surrounding area.

STANDARD 06:18 Record levels

The current river level at Worcester is 5.67 metres, the previous high was 5.64 metres which was measured in July 2007.

The typical river level range for this location is between 0.55 metres and 3.35 metres.

STANDARD 06:28 Weather

Sleety showers could move into Worcestershire later, although we could also see some sunshine.

We're looking at a top temperature of 6C (43F).

STANDARD 06:36 'Unbelievably high'

The River Severn was "unbelievably high" yesterday afternoon, according to local resident Stan Hill.

River Severn

This picture was taken near the Diglis Hotel in Worcester.

STANDARD 06:42 Road closures

BBC Travel News has the latest on road closures in Worcester which includes:

  • North Parade from the Worcester Bridge junction to the A44 Dolday junction
  • Worcester Bridge from the A443 Hylton Road junction to the North Parade junction
  • Tybridge Street between the A44 St John's junction and the A443 Hylton Road junction
  • Hylton Road between the B4206 Henwick Road junction and the Worcester Bridge junction
  • Croft Road between the Castle Street junction and the A44 Dolday junction
  • Castle Street between the A38 Foregate Street junction and the Croft Road junction

TWEET 06:47 Free shuttle bus

Worcestershire County Council tweets: Our free shuttle bus will continue ferrying passengers across #Worcester bridge from 7am (as long it's safe to do so) @worcester_uni

STANDARD 06:52 Shuttle bus started

Worcester's shuttle bus is already up and running this morning.

bus

Worcestershire County Council says: "We've done a test run and we can start earlier than we planned."

STANDARD 06:58 Caravan rescue

Hereford & Worcester Fire Service has been busy overnight. Among the call outs they rescued five people from static caravans in Kempsey.