Drivers urged to be careful as heavy rainfall causes standing water on Shropshire's roads

Police have warned drivers to beware of standing water after a night of heavy rain.

Picture: @TelfordCops
Picture: @TelfordCops

Shropshire has awoken to heavy rainfall across the county with police in rural areas warning people to drive safely as they head out today.

It's looking to be a very wet weekend with the forecast showing downpour for the rest of the day and into tomorrow.

Police in Newport said they were on patrol in rural Telford and urged people to drive carefully.

In a tweet, PCSO Collumbell said: "PCSO Collumbell on patrol in rural Telford. Watch out for standing water and unexpected obstruction in the road."

North Worcestershire Police also had a warning for drivers: "If you have to travel this morning, please drive carefully.

"There has been considerable rain with a number of roads flooded and impassable.

"Leave extra time for your journey and do not be tempted to drive through flood water."

The team in Telford said there was lots of standing water on the roads in Woodside and Madeley.

Telford Cops said in a tweet: "Weather conditions not good today. Drive safely lots of standing water. Leave plenty of space to brake safely.

"Drive to weather conditions. SNT Woodside and Madeley."

The Met Office said that the rain will continue throughout the day and become lighter throughout the evening, with lengthy dry spells in the south and east of the West Midlands.

Elsewhere, patchy rain lingers on but it will remain breezy.

Tomorrow, there will be a mild and wet start as band of rain clears through the morning.

A drier day thereafter, with bright spells and the chance of a few showers. Maximum temperature 18C.

There is one flood alert in place near the West Midlands border with Shropshire, on the River Sow and River Penk, near Newport and Stafford.

This means flooding is possible and people should be aware.

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