As weather turns wintry once again in Worcestershire, the Flood Risk and Winter Service Teams are working hard to keep the county moving and prepare for potential flooding.
Worcestershire County Council is working closely with the Environment Agency to stop the county falling foul of the weather, keeping people well informed of potential flood risks.
Following heavy rain in Worcestershire yesterday and overnight, flood alerts have been issued in parts of the county, including the River Avon, Barbourne Brook, Bow and Piddle Brook, River Salwarpe, and rivers in South Worcestershire.
Cabinet Member with Responsibility for the Environment – Councillor Tony Miller said: "We continue to work closely with our colleagues at the Environment Agency, and we are reacting to rising water levels across the county to try and minimise disruption.
We urge residents to keep themselves safe at all times, during what is a busy time for travelling between Christmas and New Year celebrations".
"The County Council and its partners have made significant progress in the last ten years, spending well in excess of £20million on flood alleviation and drainage schemes, and this has meant the risk of flooding has been reduced for hundreds of homes, businesses and important infrastructure.
Reducing flood risk in the County is an ongoing project, and continuing our partnership, will hopefully allow us to attract more funding and continue to minimise disruption in the future."
Residents are encouraged to access the free Government flood alerts service, please visit https://www.gov.uk/sign-up-for-flood-warnings for more information.
Our Winter Service team continue to grit when required, making the roads as safe for travel as possible, during the changeable weather conditions.
The County Council's social media channels are being constantly updated with the latest updates on the roads, including the dedicated Travel Twitter channel which can be found at @WorcsTravel.