Threat of flooding and road closures in Gloucestershire

There is a threat of flooding and road closures in Gloucestershire this morning following several days of heavy rain.

The Environment Agency has issued a series of red alert flood warnings on the River Severn from Tewkesbury, to Gloucester.

Tewkesbury Borough Council has warned some areas have been cut off because of flooding.

There is risk the A40 and A417 around Over and Maisemore could be closed.

Meanwhile, the A40 Eastbound in Monmouthshire is closed due to landslip between the A466 Dixton Road in Monmouth and the A4137 at Whitchurch.

The Environment Agency said: “River levels are rising at the Gloucester and Sandhurst river gauges as a result of high spring tides coinciding with high river levels. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains.

“We expect flooding to affect Coal Wharf and Riverside, Maisemore, low lying areas on Base Lane, Sandhurst. Sandhurst Lane may be impassable.

“Further properties and roads along Sandhurst Lane may also be affected. The A417 at Maisemore closed due to flooding.”

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