Flood alert remains in place for Shropshire

By Deborah Hardiman | Newport | News | Published:

A flood alert remains in place for parts of Shropshire following recent heavy rainfall.

Motorists and pedestrians are being urged to heed warnings and to avoid low lying roads and footpaths near watercourses and rivers between Wolverley near Shrewsbury and Newport.

The government's flood Information Service stated: "River levels are high but steady at the Tern-Walcot river gauge as a result of recent rainfall in an already saturated catchment. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland continues.

"Flooding may affect low lying land and roads adjacent to the river from Wolverley to Newport. Other locations that may be affected include Market Drayton, Wem and Rodington.

"Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high over the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded."

Monday afternoon forecast 25/11/19
Deborah Hardiman

By Deborah Hardiman

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star based out of the head office in Ketley. Covering the Telford area.


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