DRIVERS are being warned to take care today as many roads across Bromsgrove district and south Birmingham are flooded, some impassable.
Driving through floodwaters can lead to vehicles and motorists becoming stranded and severe damage to cars and vans.
It is difficult to ascertain how deep floodwater is lying on the roads before entering.
We have received reports of the A38, near Morrisons in Bromsgrove, is shut due to flooding.
Yew Tree Lane, Frankley, Woodpecker Close and Storrage Lane, Alvechurch, Alcester Road, Lickey End, are closed due to flooding.
According to Traffic Bromsgrove, Berry Lane, Bungay Lake Lane, Timberhonger Lane, Swan Lane, Cooksey Green Lane, Crown Lane and Crutch Lane are all impassable due to flooding.
Floods have been reported on Stoney Lane at the junction of Whalf Lane, Tutnall – the road is impassable, as is Berry Lane.
The A38 between Upton Warren and Wychbold is flooded.
Weston Hall Road, Shaw Lane, Hanbury Road – near Harris Business Park – all in Stoke Prior and Stoke Heath – are flooded.
There are large amounts of floodwater on the A448 between Dodford and Chaddesley Corbett.
Perryfields Road near the new estate is flooded on the sharp bend and Charford Road is unpassable.
There have been reports of Forest Lane by the Jinney Ring Craft Centre being flooded to Elcocks Brook – the stretch is marginally passable.
Due to heavy rain flooding the railway between Longbridge and Bromsgrove, services are expected to be cancelled or delayed. Rail replacement buses are currently in operation.
WEATHER ALERT – Met Office yellow warning for rain
THE MET Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain, covering all of the West Midlands and Worcestershire.
Forecasters predict fast-flowing or deep floodwater which could impact on homes and businesses.
Roads will be cut off and there could be disruption – delays and cancellations – to bus and rail services.
Spray and flooding will lead to difficult driving conditions and road closures and there could be power cuts.
Forecast for today / tonight
The Met Office forecasts rain easing from 1pm in Bromsgrove, Rubery and south Birmingham and it is predicted to stay mainly dry up until around 8pm when light rain will soon turn heavy and continue until the early hours.
That is due to stop around 3am.
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