Road closure as River Severn bursts its banks
SOME motorists ploughed through floodwater at Tirley yesterday, despite the main road being officially shut.
The county council closed the B4213 in the morning after the River Severn burst its banks.
But during the day some drivers ignored the closure signs and made their way through the standing water.
People living and working in Tirley were last night hoping to avoid being flooded for the third consecutive month.
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Resident Zog Ziegler said: "The water's still rising. It was rather odd today when the sun was shining, but the level was creeping up slowly."
He said he agreed with others who had already suggested that Tirley's flooding problems in recent months might have been caused by water being displaced by other communities' flood defences.
Ian Baikie, of the Haw Bridge Inn, yesterday said his riverside pub was still dry, adding: "It would need to come up about another foot to flood us. I think we'll be all right this time."
Forecasters predict a dry weekend with temperatures of 9C (48F).