HEAVY rain has wreaked havoc on homes and caused travel disruption in parts of Redditch and Bromsgrove.

Drainage, water management and highways specialists have been out dealing with known problem locations, including in Hollywood and Wythall, having been mobilised last night (Wednesday, June 12), with highways teams from Worcestershire County Council working through the night.

They were kicked into gear last night as flood alarms started to be triggered, with sandbag distribution points made ready.

Some local Redditch roads and individual properties have suffered flooding, with Padgets Lane and Moons Moat both reporting local floods.

In Bromsgrove short term flash flooding briefly closed Perryfields Road and Old Burcot Lane during the night, with those areas since returning to normal, a pump station that had problems is back up and running, and clean-up operations are ongoing.

As of earlier today the overall flood risk in the area was assessed by the Flood Forecasting Centre as “low” for rivers and “very low” for surface water, with minor surface water flooding impacts possible.

Sue Hanley, deputy chief executive of Bromsgrove and Redditch councils, said: “The teams from the various agencies are mobilised and working and if you spot a problem area, please call it in. They need your information.

"A small number of individual homes were affected and we’re supporting them.”

If anyone spots any flooding issues they are being asked to report them to 01527 881188 as soon possible.

The information will reach all the relevant agencies including North Worcestershire Water Management and Worcestershire County Council.