River Severn flood alert remains in place after weekend rainfall

Flood alerts remain in place in Shropshire and the Welsh borders on Monday after heavy rainfall over the weekend.

River Severn flood alert remains in place after weekend rainfall

Two of the more serious flood warnings for the River Vyrnwy at Maesbrook and Melverley were removed at 7.08am.

But two flood alerts for the River Severn in Shropshire and the Severn Vyrnwy confluence remain in place.

The Environment Agency expects flooding to affect low-lying land and roads adjacent the river from Shrewsbury to Upper Arley.

River levels are now falling at the Llanymynech river gauge but the risk of flooding remains.

The Environment Agency expects flooding to affect low-lying land and roads adjacent to the river from the Welsh border at Llawnt to Shrawardine near Shrewsbury.

Other locations that may be affected include Llanymynech, Maesbrook and Melverley.

Llanymynech peaked at 4.3m at 1pm on Sunday. The level at Cae Howel was 4.2m and steady and at Maesbrook 1.3m and falling.

Other locations that may be affected are White Abbey, Coalbrookdale, Ironbridge and Bridgnorth.

Crew Green peaked at 5.8m overnight.

Predicted Peaks:

  • Montford 4.9m to 5.3m Monday afternoon

  • Welshbridge 2.6m to 3.0m Monday overnight

  • Buildwas 3.6m to 4.2m Tuesday morning

The river remains high at Crew Green and Cae Howel as the weekend's rainfall makes its way downstream.

"We are closely monitoring the situation," says the Environment Agency. "Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and avoid contact with flood water."

The message was due to be updated by 6pm, or as the situation changes.

In Wales, flood alerts are in place on the River Dee from Llangollen to Trevalyn Meadows; the River Vyrnwy, River Tanat and River Cain and their tributaries; the River Severn in the Montgomery area and the River Wye in Powys.

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