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Severe flood warning remains in place in Gloucestershire but Tewkesbury river levels 'have peaked'

A severe flood warning remains in place on a stretch of the River Severn in Gloucestershire, although the latest information is that some of the flood levels have "peaked" in the county.

At 11.37am this morning, the government's flood warning service gave their latest update for the small village of Uckinghall just to the north of the M50.

It said: "The level at the Saxons Lode river gauge is falling slowly, but levels remain high against the Uckinghall flood defence and still have the potential to cause risk to life.

"Further rainfall is forecast which may keep levels high, though we do not expect them to rise significantly.

It added: "We anticipate that this severe flood warning will remain in force at least until Friday.

There are flood warnings in place over almost the entire course of the River Severn in Gloucestershire, although not at the severe level.

The warning for Gloucester states that "flooding is affecting properties and roads in and around Gloucester.

It added: "The A40 at Over may be affected. The A38 may be flooded at Longford and Norton.

"Gloucester is currently peaking at 4.44metres." A figure slightly lower than yesterday's levels.

In Tewkesbury, the latest information released at 8am this morning is that the "river levels have peaked but remain high at the Mythe Bridge and Upper Pound river gauges as a result of heavy rainfall."

As in the past two days there are a series of road closures around the county, with the A417 at Maisemore and the A38 between Longford Roundabout and Twigworth still closed.

The B4213 at Haw Bridge is still closed as is the A438 Aschurch Road outside Morrison's in Tewkesbury.

The B4234 in Lower Lydbrook, which has been closed for the last two days has reopened.

However, current advice is that while it is open, it is "passable with care due to debris."

A full list of current flood warnings can be found HERE 

A full list of Gloucestershire Roads currently closed can be found HERE 

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