More than a dozen flood warnings remain in Shropshire as first roads reopen
There are still 14 flood warnings in Shropshire this morning, but receding water has allowed the first roads in Shrewsbury to be reopened.
The Environment Agency has not made any changes to its flood warnings or alerts overnight, with the level of the River Severn at most gauges in the county currently going down.
In its update, Shropshire Council said: "The River Severn in Shrewsbury will remain high until Monday, while Bridgnorth is now falling slowly following yesterday’s peak.
"With the weather expected to turn much colder from Sunday evening, road users are urged to take extra care and beware of ice, particularly on untreated roads."
On Saturday Shropshire Council reopened Coton Hill, Chester Street/Cross Street and Smithfield Road - all in Shrewsbury - to traffic. The authority hopes to reopen more roads in the county town later today.
Flood barriers at Coleham Head in Shrewsbury were due to start being removed from 3pm today.
Flood warnings in Shropshire
The flood warnings in place around the county are at:
River Severn at Bridgnorth
River Severn at Coleham Head, Shrewsbury
River Severn at Fort Pendlestone and Severn Hall
River Severn at Frankwell, Shrewsbury
River Severn at Hampton Loade and Highley
River Severn at Ironbridge and Jackfield
River Severn at Pentre
River Severn at Quatford
River Severn at Shrawardine, Montford Bridge and Mytton
River Severn at Shrewsbury
River Severn at the Showground and The Quarry, Ironbridge
River Severn at the Wharfage, Ironbridge
River Vyrnwy at Maesbrook
River Vyrnwy at Melverley
There are also flood alerts at:
River Dee catchment in England from Whitchurch to Chester
River Severn in Shropshire
Severn Vyrnwy confluence
Tern and Perry catchments
Natural Resources Wales also says flood alerts also remain in place at:
Lower Dee catchment
River Severn at Criggion
River Severn at Llandrinio
River Severn at Pool Quay and Trewern
Upper Dee catchment
Upper Severn in Powys
Road closures in Shrewsbury
A number of roads are still closed in Shrewsbury. They are:
Gravel Hill Lane
Atcham to Cross Houses and Chiltern Farm Lane
Coleham Head Lane – lane closure into town centre
Coleham Head – for Environment Agency demountable barrier
Raven Meadows at the Roushill side
Cressage to Eaton Constantine
The B4380 Shrewsbury to Atcham is open, but with temporary traffic lights as there is still water on the road. Shropshire Council is looking to open Coleham High Street and Belle Vue Road today morning once flood levels recede. Once flood barriers at Coleham Head are removed it will also work to reopen Coleham Gyratory.
Both Frankwell car parks remain closed, as does St Julian's Friar's. Raven Meadows multi-storey is open for daytime parking, while Abbey Foregate car park also remains open, although with fewer spaces than normal.
Three footpaths - Greyfriars Bridge to The Weir, The Pig trough to West Mid Showground and New Street to The Stew/Frankwell Riverside Car Park - are all closed, as is Porthill Bridge into The Quarry.
Shrewsbury bus station is due to reopen tomorrow but some access may remain only off Smithfield Road until Roushill reopens. There is no access via the escalator or lifts to the Darwin Shopping Centre due to flooding of the lift shaft.
Telford & Wrekin Council announced on Saturday that it had closed a number of roads and car parks in Ironbridge. The closures are at:
Dale End car park (alternative is Station Yard car park)
Coalford (alternative access to areas of Jackfield can be accessed via Calcutts Road)
Shops and businesses along The Wharfage remain open as pedestrians can still use the road.
Sandbags have been delivered to residential areas known to be at risk and are Coalford, Ferry Road, Station Car Park, Ladywood and Wharfage Car Park
Half a dozen roads in Bridgnorth are still closed. They are:
Severnside South Road and The Boat Yard
Riverside and Friars Street
Shropshire Council hopes to start lifting the road closures from Monday.
Riverside and Riverside West Elevated Resident car parks are closed, as is the footpath from Bylet to Wellmeadow.