Update at 16:11 on 26th February 2020

We have received updated information from the Environment Agency which states that river levels are likely to reach the same levels as they did last week.

Please would residents remain vigilant in case the river levels do exceed this.

 

Update at 12:34 on 26th February 2020

Weather and river levels
Flood warnings are back in place for Gloucestershire, and river levels are set to remain or rise again slightly over the next few days with peaks expected tomorrow and remaining high through to the weekend.

There is more persistent rain expected this week – both here and in Wales. Therefore the EA expects this flooding event to go into next week too.

For this week, the Environment Agency expect river levels to reach the levels they did last week – with the expectation it could be around six inches higher in the Sandhurst and Ashleworth area.

Roads
The majority of roads are currently open, with the exception of the A417 Maisemore which was closed again this morning. Please keep an eye on the county council’s website for road closures as these do change:
https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/highways/roads/roads-in-severe-weather/current-road-closures/

Sandbags
Tewkesbury Borough Council has a good supply of filled sandbags at the Public Services Centre – they are available to vulnerable residents who have registered with us to receive assisted waste collections and we have mechanisms in place to deliver to these vulnerable residents, should this be necessary. If you know if someone who needs sandbags outside of office hours, please call: 01684 293445. Alternatively, we have empty sandbags that residents can take and fill themselves – builders merchants should have a good stock of sand or soil can also be put in bin bags and used in the same way as sandbags.

They will have officers out door knocking in the areas that are expected to be worst affected today and tomorrow ensuring that people are watching the flood levels and ensuring that there are sufficient sandbags on the ground for vulnerable residents.

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