County on flood alert
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- THREE severe flood warnings remain in place in Gloucestershire this morning following a a tidal surge along the River Severn and heavy rain overnight. Keep up to date with the latest information with our live weather blog.
Looking south towards Quedgeley & Elmore, Gloucester earlier today http://t.co/IIhkKPy4ZF— @NPAS_Filton 03 January 2014
The River Severn looking fit to burst! Fingers crossed that's as high as it gets! #Bristol #FloodGlos #Avonmouth http://t.co/vkibyvAJF3— @rackingshelving 03 January 2014
MT @EnvAgency Please don’t walk in flood water. Flooding can cause manhole covers to come off, leaving hidden dangers #FloodGlos— @TewkesburyBCgov 03 January 2014
@katkemp4 The railway line from Cardiff to Glos #FloodGlos http://t.co/jdMciLW5Jn— @swrtyjon 03 January 2014
@BBCGlos This is the river path along by the Wharf House at Over. Not walking the dogs there today! #floodglos http://t.co/eroB0c4jrV— @swrtyjon 03 January 2014
RT @TewkesburyBCgov: The A48 between Elton and Highnam is now passable with care. #FloodGlos— @glosrevealed 03 January 2014
RT @gat994: #floodglos -great team effort 2day by all agencies in preparing for the tidal surge. Thanks 2 everyone involved @Glos_Prepared …— @Glos_Prepared 03 January 2014
Flooding at Minsterworth after the #severn burst its bank https://t.co/RMP3WufTsc— @AlexWesty 03 January 2014
@BBCGlos Railway past Over #FloodGlos http://t.co/nKUQPJl4px— @swrtyjon 03 January 2014
Sorry dogs. Your normal walking route is gone... #FloodGlos #flood http://t.co/XJDmAxlaHc— @swrtyjon 03 January 2014
RT @imagescapegirl: The wind has now got up, rain lashing the window & this is Weston-s-Mare seas front now @bbcsomerset @WesternDaily http…— @WesternDaily 03 January 2014
Roads on the 'Rodley loop' closed due to flooding #FloodGlos— @ForestPolice 03 January 2014
FREELANCE photographer Mark Watkins took this picture of the River Severn which has flooded into Longney School's adventure playground
Roads on the 'Rodley loop' closed due to flooding #FloodGlos— @Glos_Police 03 January 2014
Major Disruptions to Stagecoach Wye & Dean Services #FloodGlos— @GloucesterTIC 03 January 2014
Dudbridge: floodwater damaged the lower lock wall. The culvert grille got blocked by debris. We're looking at a fix. http://t.co/b4MRKlYL6g— @CotswoldCanals 03 January 2014
@GlosHighways are closing A417 at Maisemore and will start closing Sandhurst shortly #floodglos— @Glos_Police 03 January 2014
A48 between Elton and Highnam is now passable with care. #FloodGlos— @GlosCityPolice 03 January 2014
Flood water is receding at Minsterworth and the A48 is now passable with care #floodglos— @GlosCC 03 January 2014
A40 at Over - heading to Gloucester - is now open— @Glos_Police 03 January 2014
M48 Severn Crossing is closed to high sided vehicles. #FloodGlos— @Shaun_Moore 03 January 2014
A rest centre at our Council Offices, Gloucester Rd, Tewkesbury has been activated for any concerned residents #FloodGlos— @TewkesburyBCgov 03 January 2014
STAFF at the Old Passage seafood restaurant in Arlingham were on high alert this morning after a severe flood warning was issued for the area.
The restaurant which sits on the River Severn has been flooded before and owner Sally Pearce took all precautions necessary to protect her buisness by moving all the furniture away from the river side of the building.
"There was very high water levels but fortunately we are fine and the tide did not breach the flood bank although it was very close," said Sally.
"We have all been on high alert and are now concerned about what is going to come next as the bad weather is likely to continue."
This picture was sent in by Sally. It shows the view from her restaurant, the Old Passage, in Arlingham.
A CLOSE call at the Anchor Inn at Epney.
Freelance photographer Mark Watkins took this picture after the Severn Bore reached Epney this morning.
A417 between Over Roundabout and Maisemore now impassable #FloodGlos— @GlosPolDistrict 03 January 2014
FREELANCE photographer Mark Watkins took this picture of the Severn Bore at the Anchor Inn at Epney around 8.30am this morning.
River has breached its bank in several places on A48 which is presently closed. Emergency services on scene, no issues.Avoid area #floodglos— @Forestsuper 03 January 2014
A417 between Maisemore and Over roundabout closed now due to Severn Bore. #FloodGlos #SevernBore— @BelyndaRand 03 January 2014
There are reports that Goose Lane in Rodley is also impassable #floodglos— @GlosCC 03 January 2014
RT @Shaun_Moore: BREAKING: The Severn Bore Pub and area around it, is being evacuated by the coast guard. #FloodGlos— @TheEllieMo 03 January 2014
RT @GlosCC: Northway Lane in Tewkesbury is currently impassable due to flooding #floodglos— @GlosHighways 03 January 2014
Severn bore time! #FloodGlos #JustWhatWeNeed— @BelyndaRand 03 January 2014
RT @GlosCC: Northway Lane in Tewkesbury is currently impassable due to flooding #floodglos— @SevernLife 03 January 2014
RT @TewkesburyBCgov: RT @dharford79 Northway lane, Tewkesbury is flooded and not passable. Please do not risk driving through. #FloodGlos h…— @Lianne__xxx 03 January 2014
TRAVEL ALERT: The A48 between A48/A40 Hignham Roundabout and A4151 Elton Corner is now closed due to flooding. #FloodGlos— @Shaun_Moore 03 January 2014
Northway Lane in Tewkesbury is currently impassable due to flooding #floodglos— @GlosCC 03 January 2014
Flood warnings are still in place for parts of Gloucestershire. For up-to-date information visit http://t.co/8nxlh6JldJ #FloodGlos— @SVHousing 03 January 2014
RT @gat994: #floodglos getting live time updates from partner agencies about the water levels & implications - surge level measured at 0.9m…— @Forestsuper 03 January 2014
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THE Severn Bore has now gone through Elmore and Minsterworth with reports that the water has overtopped the defences in some parts.
The tidal surge will follow and is due to reach Gloucester around 11am today.
All agencies are asking people to stay away from the water.
Some roads are now under flood waters:-
The A48 is now closed between Oakle Street and Elton Corner
Northway Lane in Tewkesbury is currently impassable due to flooding
There are reports that Goose Lane in Rodley is also impassable
Gloucestershire Highways area manager Jason Humm said: “We’ve had a fair amount of rainfall on saturated ground so there has been some surface water on the highways and we would urge drivers to continue to take extra care travelling around the county.
“We’ve had additional gangs on overnight and into this morning and the workforce will prioritise any flooding issues that may arise.
"Rising river levels have caused some issues with roads locally and we are anticipating further issues at the A417 in Maisemore.
"Gangs are fully prepared to react immediately if needed and we would encourage people to use alternative routes.”
Meanwhile, rest centres have been activated in Tewkesbury and the Forest of Dean for concerned residents.
Please visit your local councils website or www.glosprepared.co.uk/ for more details.
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