Flooding across Shropshire and Mid Wales was easing today, despite more rain being forecast for the county. But forecasters say the weather chaos of the last few days is improving.
The prospect of showers across the county remains.
Flood defences in Shrewsbury were due to be taken down by the Environment Agency today, with water levels in the River Severn likely to fall this afternoon.
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Flood alerts remain in place on the Severn, Worfe and Teme as well as the Rea Brook and Cound Brook in Shrewsbury, and the Severn-Vyrnwy Confluence.
But the alerts in place for the River Vyrnwy at Melverley and Maesbrook, as well as the Wesley Brook at Shifnal have now been removed.
George Goodfellow, forecaster at the Met Office, said: “It looks like a few showers about this morning and that’s the story for the rest of the day.
“There will be some dry periods and perhaps a little sunshine. In comparison to the heavy rain of the last couple of days, it shouldn’t be anything like that.
“You are probably looking at five to 10mm of rain, with maybe one of two places getting more.”
Catherine Ellis, a spokesman for the Environment Agency, said today: “The River Severn in Shrewsbury is peaking. We expect this to begin slowly falling this afternoon.
“The Shropshire reaches of the River Teme peaked on Monday evening. The river is continuing to slowly fall.”
Read more as the big clean-up continues in today's Shropshire Star