TRAFFIC chaos due to the amount of visitors to Clent Hills has prompted police to close off a road.

Hagley Wood Lane near the Clent Hills was closed yesterday (Saturday February 27) and remains closed today (Sunday) due to the amount of cars at the popular visitor spot.

Clent is popular destination for hikers and dog walkers from Birmingham and the Black Country and the warmer weather has drawn people out to enjoy the sunshine in their hordes.

The Hagley and Rubery Safer Neighbourhood policing team tweeted today: "PCSO TAYLOR currently on Hagley Wood Lane, the lane remains closed as well as Clent visitor centre carpark.

"Please do not park past the barrier as you will get a ticket."

Pic: Hagley & Rubery SNT twitter

Pic: Hagley & Rubery SNT twitter

They said yesterday (Saturday) that the road had been closed due to "traffic chaos" and warned people not to attempt to park on the road today.

West Mercia Police 's North Worcestershire Police team confirmed the road closure saying: “Hagley Wood Lane Clent is CLOSED today [Sunday].

“Yesterday saw a surge in visitors to the Clent Hills which caused chaos on surrounding village roads and parking that would hinder access for emergency vehicles in the area.”

In November pictures showed people struggling to get car parking spaces on The National Trust car park at Walton Hill, Clent and Worcestershire council and health chiefs warned the beauty spot could be closed following scenes of traffic chaos.