A small number of riverside paths are flooded in Hereford this morning as levels on the River Wye peak following heavy rain.

The majority of paths are still accessible, but the path between Hunderton Bridge and the Old Bridge is underwater underneath the Greyfriars Bridge. 

Levels are still rising but should peak at around 4.1-4.2 metres in the next couple of hours. 

A flood alert is in force on the River Wye in Herefordshire.

A spokesperson for the Environment Agency said:

“River levels have risen at the Hay-On-Wye, Bredwardine and Old Wye Bridge river gauges as a result of heavy rainfall. 

“Consequently, flooding is expected to continue. We expect flooding to affect low lying land & roads along the River Wye from Hay on Wye to Ross on Wye. Other locations that may be affected include the A438, Byford, Bredwardine & Hereford. 

“Predicted peaks:- Hay on Wye 2.4m to 2.8m this evening, Monday 13/03/23, Bredwardine 4.30m to 4.70m on Tuesday morning, 14/03/23, Belmont 4.30m to 4.80m on Tuesday morning, 14/03/23, Old Wye Bridge 3.80m to 4.30m on Tuesday morning, 14/03/23, Mordiford 4.20m to 4.60m on Tuesday evening, 14/03/23, Ross on Wye 3.10m to 3.60m on Wednesday morning, 15/03/23. 

“Further rainfall is forecast. We expect river levels to remain high over the next few days. 

“We are closely monitoring the situation. 

“Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated by 09:00 tomorrow morning 14/03/23, or as the situation changes.”

More Details – https://check-for-flooding.service.gov.uk/target-area/031WAF119