Shropshire weather: Road remains closed due to 'increasingly unstable' snow drifts

By Dayna Farrington | Much Wenlock | News | Published:

A road in Much Wenlock remains closed due to the high snow drifts from last week's Beast from the East becoming 'increasingly unstable' as it thaws.

The B4378 Much Wenlock to Shipton Road over the weekend. Picture from Councillor David Turner

It comes as a yellow alert for sleet and snow remained in place in Shropshire until 11am today.

The B4378 Much Wenlock to Shipton Road will be closed until further notice, says Shropshire Council.

A tweet on its account stated: "The B4738 Much Wenlock to Shipton remains closed until further notice as there are still very high snow drifts which are becoming increasingly unstable with the thaw."

The closure comes days after the majority of the county returned to normality after the freezing temperatures and snow storms last week.

Earlier this week, Much Wenlock Councillor David Tuner said that the lane was cleared through on Saturday, but the drifts were "higher than the gritter cab" and presented a risk to road users if they collapsed.

He said: "Despite the thaw, the road is still badly affected by snow drifts. Please work on the basis that the road may be closed and your journey delayed."

Thursday morning forecast - 08/03/18

Today some heavy outbreaks of rain and sleet are expected to clear to the east. It will then be largely dry and bright, with a few showers likely through the afternoon, reaching a maximum temperature 9°C.

It will become dry this evening, with clear spells developing. The wind will be light, and there will be the risk of patchy frost and fog overnight, with a minimum temperature of -1°C.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.


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