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Two 'danger to life' flood warnings in Shropshire as 400 tons of water a second approaches Shrewsbury

A severe 'danger to life' flood warning is in place in Shrewsbury and Ironbridge as the county braces for more flooding chaos.

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Flooding in Coleham, Shrewsbury

The River Severn has risen above record levels in Shrewsbury and is set to peak late tomorrow morning.

On Monday evening, Frankwell and the Welsh Bridge were closed to all traffic at Frankwell Island. Access was in place only for buses terminating at Theatre Severn, University Centre Shrewsbury, and residents and businesses on the Frankwell side of the Welsh Bridge.

Flooding in Shrewsbury town centre. Pic: @WMASHART
Flooding in Shrewsbury town centre. Pic: @WMASHART

Several car parks and town centre roads are closed in Shrewsbury, including Welsh Bridge, Smithfield Avenue and Longden Coleham, while Shrewsbury College's English and Welsh Bridge campuses are both shut along with Shrewsbury High School.

Flooding in Coleham, Shrewsbury

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Flooding in Shrewsbury.

The Severn is expected to peak in Ironbridge tomorrow evening and Bridgnorth and Bewdley on Wednesday and flood warnings are in place from Welshpool all the way down to Gloucester.

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