Watch: Shropshire emergency crews tackle spate of flash flooding incidents

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Emergency services were called out to a spate of incidents in Shropshire caused by last night's heavy rain, with pumps required to clear a number of properties.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue spent around three hours tackling flooding at houses in Prince's Terrace, Brownhill, Ruyton XI Towns, with crews from Baschurch and Oswestry dispatched to the scene.

A number of homes had to be evacuated, with water pouring off fields reported to be up to 3ft deep in the properties.

Police tweeted:

The fire service were initially called at around 8.40pm with an ambulance also providing help after an elderly man was found in one of the properties.

Two pumps were used to clear the water, with the crews completing their efforts at around midnight.

A factory was also flooded on Whitchurch Road, Oswestry, at around 11.30pm

One fire crew from Oswestry attended the incident and used sandbags to divert what they described as "large scale flooding" to nearby culvert.

Earlier, a woman and two children became stranded when their car got stuck in floodwater on a country road in Weston Rhyn, near Oswestry.

Flooding also left a number of roads closed early on Wednesday morning, along with an accident at Shipley on the A454 Bridgnorth Road, which caused a road closure between Trescott and Rudge Heath. There were a number of minor accidents because of treacherous, icy conditions.

The A5 was closed between the A483 at the Halton Roundabout, and the B5605, while a burst water main on Wightwick Bank, Wightwick, closed the road between the A454 Bridgnorth Road and Perton Road.

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