Rain finally stops – but Shropshire flood alerts on the rise

Parts of Shropshire were today braced for further flooding – but the weather finally looks set to improve as the New Year gets in to full swing.

A flood warning has been issued by the Environment Agency for the River Severn at Bridgnorth as the river continues to rise.

The Bridgnorth Gauge measured 4.16 metres this morning. A peak level of between 4.2 and 4.3 metres is expected tomorrow morning.

Meanwhile, flood warnings also remain in place in Shrewsbury, Ironbridge and Jackfield, Quatford and Hampton and Loade and Highley.

The Welsh Bridge Gauge in Shrewsbury measured at 3.51 metres last night and was expected to peak at between 3.6 and 4 metres tonight.

Flood defences in Ironbridge are likely to remain in place for the next couple of days, where a peak of between 5.1 metres and 5.3 metres is expected tomorrow.

A spokesman for Telford & Wrekin Council today said that while flood barriers were in place in the Wharfage, visitors can still access shops and businesses.

Partial parking is available along the Wharfage between the Museum of the Gorge and the junction of New Road.

Flood barriers remain up at Frankwell in Shrewsbury.

There is some respite expected with drier weather forecast in the region over the next few days.

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