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Incredible image shows Upton as an 'island' of flood-hit Worcestershire

Malvern Editorial 5th Jan, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

THIS stunning image shows Upton-upon-Severn looking like an island following recent floods over the Christmas and New Year period.

However, despite the huge amounts of water shown in the image which was sent to the Observer by Upton based firm Hi-Cam Photography, the town remains open for business.

The company tweeted: “Upton-upon-Severn becomes an island within Worcestershire due to the flooding.”

Flooded Hanley Road was closed on Sunday and will remain shut off by Worcestershire County Council until further notice.

John Fraser, head of highways at Worcestershire County Council, insisted Upton remained open for business.

“Upton remains open for business but the water levels on Hanley Road got to a point where traffic could not get through,” he said.

“It could take a couple of days before we open it again.

“We have a diversion in place and my advice to drivers would be to drive carefully and use the diversions in place. ”

Environment Agency manager for Worcestershire and Herefordshire Dave Throup said the rising flood levels seen in the county were significantly lower than the devastating floods of two years ago.

 

Picture courtesy of Craig Ross – HiCam Photography – www.hicam.co.uk

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