Plea to motorists to heed flood warnings
The warning comes after crews were called to rescue a van driver from flood water in Eckington at around 11.20am this morning (Thursday 22 November).
A crew from Pershore, Water First Responders from Malvern and the rescue boats from Worcester and Evesham were involved in the rescue, and the motorist was brought to safety, unhurt, by around 11.55am.
A barrier placed near to this flood water is believed to have been moved aside.
Area Commander Mark Preece from HWFRS said: “We understand that high winds have displaced some flood signage over the last day or so but we want to remind motorists how important it is to heed any flood warning signs they come across.
“We would urge them not to attempt to pass through a flood when there’s a barrier or warning sign, and never to move aside a barrier, as this can put other motorists using the same stretch of flooded road at risk. It can also tie up emergency services resources which might well be needed elsewhere.”
He stressed that there was further rain forecast for today and Saturday and urged all drivers to take extra care on the roads while the current conditions continue.