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Flood alerts return to Shropshire as Storms Isha and Jocelyn hit county

Red flood warnings briefly returned to Shropshire and trains are cancelled after Storm Isha brought torrential rain to the region.

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Flood Alerts

The River Vyrnwy at Maesbrook and Melverley were subject to the flood warnings overnight on Sunday/Monday with lesser flood alerts in place for the Severn Vyrnwy Confluence and the Tern and Perry catchments.

But apart from the Severn Vyrnwy confluence the warnings were lifted on Monday.

On Monday afternoon a flood alert was issued for the River Severn but flooding of properties was not being forecast at that point.

The predicted peaks were Crew Green 5.4m to 5.7m this evening , Montford 4.7m to 5.2m overnight tonight, Welsh Bridge 2.3m to 2.7m tomorrow afternoon , Buildwas 3.0m to 3.5m , Bridgnorth 2.5m to 3.0m.

In Wales there are flood alerts around Newtown and Welshpool as well as the Upper and Lower Dee catchments to the north.

Rail travellers on the Shrewsbury to Swansea - Heart of Wales - line have seen train services suspended and replaced by buses.

There were also problems for those travelling from Shrewsbury to Crewe.

Despite the storm that blew across the region on Sunday there were no reports of major roads closed because of flooding or trees down.

River levels had just started to recover after previous storms.

The Environment Agency said: "Further rainfall is forecast over the next 48 hours. We expect river levels to remain high over the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation."

The Chirk Castle estate will also be closed on Tuesday due to high winds.