The University is open and teaching is running as normal

9.10am 30 October 2019

The flood barriers have now been removed and Hylton Road is fully open. 

Both the Sabrina footbridge and the road bridge are open. 

4.30pm 29 October 2019

We have been advised by the police that the River Severn has now risen to the point where it may become necessary to close the Sabrina Footbridge. The situation is being kept under close review.

Anyone who needs to cross the river on foot this evening or tomorrow morning may wish to avoid Hylton Road and instead walk into St John’s via Henwick Road and then use the Road Bridge via New Road.

The flood barriers have now been installed on Hylton Road. The barriers are located directly outside the University of Worcester Arena and will prohibit traffic travelling between the Arena and the traffic lights outside the McDonalds on Tybridge Street.

We will continue to keep staff and students updated through the following channels if there is new information:

  • All student and staff emails
  • Regular updates on this page
  • Posts on our official social media channels, including  Facebook and Twitter
  • Posts on the firstpoint blog

You can also find useful information on the following websites:

If you have any specific concerns or questions about the conditions on campus, you can reach Security on 01905 855 000. 


 

9.30am 29 October 2019

We have been advised by the Environment Agency this morning that the River Severn is continuing to rise and that it will be necessary to install the flood barriers on Hylton Road.

Map showing flood barrier location outside University Arena

The barriers will be installed between 2 and 3 pm today, with Hylton Road closed to through traffic from 1pm. The barriers are located directly outside the University of Worcester Arena and will prohibit traffic travelling between the Arena and the traffic lights outside the McDonalds on Tybridge Street. It is likely that the barriers will remain in place over the next 48 hours.

The entrance to the Arena and Severn Campus car parks will remain open and can be accessed from the St. John’s Campus via Hylton Road. If you are parked at the Severn Campus and need to travel into the city centre, you will be able to turn left on to Hylton Road and towards the St. John’s Campus and then travel back along Henwick Road to reach the bridge. Both the road bridge and the Sabrina footbridge are open.

We are monitoring the situation and will continue to keep staff and students updated through the following channels if there is new information:


4pm 28 October 2019

The levels of the River Severn are currently very high and due to peak soon.

The University’s Moors car park is currently open, but the adjacent City car parks at the Racecourse and Croft Road have been closed due to flooding.

We are monitoring the situation very closely, but colleagues who are currently parked at the Moors may wish to consider moving their cars until the current risk of flooding has passed.  If conditions worsen, we will keep staff and students updated through the following channels:

You can also find useful information on the following websites:

We would like to remind colleagues that there is additional parking at the Severn Campus.  The flood pumps on the Hylton Road side of the river are already in use.

 

 

Page last updated: 9.10am 30 October 2019.