Flooding update – 8.30pm, Sunday 16 February

The University will be open as normal tomorrow. Staff and students are advised to take care when commuting as there are a number of road closures throughout the region.

Worcester News latest road closures: https://www.worcesternews.co.uk/li/traffic_and_travel.in.Worcester/

just-barrier-map-squareThe River Severn is continuing to rise after the heavy rainfall over the weekend and the Environment Agency has installed the flood barriers on Hylton Road.

Hylton Road is now closed to through traffic. The barriers are located directly outside the University of Worcester Arena and prohibit traffic travelling between the Arena and the traffic lights outside the McDonalds on Tybridge Street. If you are travelling to the St. John’s campus from the City Centre by car, you can continue to cross the Severn on the main Road Bridge and then turn right on to Henwick Road from the Bullring in St. John’s (turning just before the Co-op).

The entrance to the Arena and Severn Campus car parks are expected to remain open and can be accessed from the St. John’s Campus via Hylton Road, turning at the Worcester News (Berrows House) building and accessing rear of the site. There is some standing water accumulating on the Arena side of the barrier, which is being monitored.

Anyone travelling across the city by foot is reminded to take great care and to avoid walking into flood water, which may be difficult to judge in terms of depth and may also be contaminated. As river levels continue to rise, it may become necessary to close the Sabrina footbridge. This situation is being kept under close review.  If the Sabrina Bridge is closed, it is likely that it will be possible to travel by foot across the Road Bridge via New Road.

Download a map showing suggested walking routes

You can find useful information on the following websites:

The situation on campus is being monitored. If there is any significant change in information, particularly in relation to access to buildings, we will issue a further update tomorrow morning.