West Mercia Police have confirmed that a major route in Herefordshire is closed tonight due to rising flood water.

The A438 is closed between Hereford and Ledbury, near the village of Tarrington due to flooding.

West Mercia Police shared the following update on social media:

“A438 from School Road to C1151 via  Tarrington closed due to flooding. Please use alternative routes thanks.”

It is one of a number of routes in the county that are affected by flooding this evening.

The A44 has areas of flood water between Bromyard and Worcester. 

Other routes such as the A4110 at Canon Pyon and A49 (Wellington) have large areas of standing water.

Watery Lane and Lower Bullingham Lane in Hereford are both closed due to flooding and are likely to remain closed throughout Friday.

River levels are rising in the county, with alerts in force on the River Wye, River Lugg, River Arrow, River Leadon Catchment and River Frome.

Further rain is forecast overnight so we will continue to keep you updated with the latest  road closures and flood information.