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Not what we want to see. Forecast rain by Saturday lunchtime. Up to 3 inches! pic.twitter.com/hFKDcruYOD
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Comments (8) Flood warnings across Gloucestershire are causing concern for residents along the River Severn as the country braces itself for more wet weather. The Toby Carvery at Over is one of the many properties to have been hit and staff there were having to watch on as water was pumped out of the restaurant this morning.Some 18 houses along the banks of the River Severn at Haw Bridge, near Tirley, have been flooded, with some houses dealing with up to one foot of water. Tirley parish councillors say the homeowners are currently stranded and they are working 'around the clock' to help them out.One Hempsted resident said: "Rea Lane in Hempsted village is flooded and it's so deep you can't even get a 4x4 through it. This is just from surface water, without the river bursting it's banks. The lake in the nature reserve behind us has flooded as well and the river is very high. The bottom of the garden now has water in it, as does the fields surrounding us. If we have more rain it is not going to be good."It is also thought that around 17 homes have been flooded in Stroud and more flooding has been reported in Frampton-on-Severn.The Severn running alongside The Quay, in Gloucester, looks dangerously close to spilling over onto the road today too.Heavy rain is expected in Gloucester and Stroud throughout the day on Wednesday while 30cm of rainfall could cause further flooding in vulnerable areas.The Met Office has also issued a yellow warning for snow today, tomorrow and Thursday. It is most likely to fall in the early hours of Thursday.Cheltenham and Tewkesbury are also on alert, although Bredon Road, in Tewkesbury, is now open as water has subsided.River levels will stay high for quite some time, according to the Environment Agency, with small streams expected to rise quickly.Motorists have been warned about dangerous driving conditions on the roads while passengers travelling East by train are being urged to only do so if it is absolutely necessary.Tewkesbury Road between Longford Roundabout and the Down Hatherley Lane junction is only just passable due to flooding.And the A417 is closed in both directions between Maisemore and Over Roundabout, because of flooding.Diversion are in operation.Newent Community School has cancelled its planned post-16 evening and careers fair on Thursday evening due to severe weather warnings.