LIVE UPDATES: 'Danger to life' flood warning remains in Ironbridge as river levels start to drop across county

LATEST Severe 'danger to life' flood warning remains in place for Ironbridge today as river levels begin to drop in the county..


  • Severe flood warning still in place for Ironbridge after the River Severn peaked in the Gorge at 6.79 metres yesterday.
  • 'Danger to life' warning removed in Shrewsbury following the river peaking at 5.12m.
  • In Bridgnorth, a flood warning remains in place as Riverside, Doctor's Lane and the A442, from Bandon Arms island to Sutton Maddock, are closed.
  • Environment Agency warns flooding may continue until Sunday,
  • Flood barriers in Ironbridge deemed ineffective after they were breached yesterday and moved further overnight.  
  • Shropshire Council says up to 30 bridges across the county, including Coalport Bridge which suffered brickwork damage and currently has temporary traffic lights, will need to be assessed. 
  • In Shrewsbury, most of the road closures remain in place, but Shropshire Council has opened the English Bridge and part of Abbey Foregate car park.
  • Waterloo Street in Ironbridge is now open, allowing access to Broseley.

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