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Warning of widespread flood risks
Van in floods
There are warnings that roads could be flooded
A number of flood warnings have been put in force in the West Midlands as rain followed heavy snow storms.

There are warnings that property could be damaged along the River Avon between Rugby, Warks and Stanford, Northants.

The river may also flood from Evesham, Worcs to Tewkesbury, Glos. A warning is also in place along the River Leam from Marton to Leamington Spa, Warks.

There are flood watches, which warn of waterlogged roads, in Worcestershire, Shropshire and Warwickshire.

Rivers on flood watch include the Avon throughout Warwickshire and Worcestershire, the Severn in Worcesters and Gloucestershire and other rivers in south and east Warwickshire.

Flooded ford

The Environment Agency said the River Lugg in Herefordshire was also on flood watch.

In Shropshire there are flood watches on the Tern, Perry, Roden, Teme, Onny and Corve.

River Severn
Melting snow means river levels are rising

Fire crews in the county have been called out to a series of flooding incidents, which have mostly been due to melting snow.

A cellar pump was used to clear up at Shrewsbury Town's Gay Meadow stadium and crews have also used heavy pumping gear at floods in Whitchurch and Westbury.

There have also been reports of standing water on roads in Warwickshire, especially in the south of the county.

A ford by Kenilworth Castle has flooded overnight and there are reports of a long stretch of deep water on the A3400 at Long Compton.




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