Autumn leaves cloak canal at Ellesmere as drier week ahead

The owners of these narrowboats really did have to batten down the hatches over the weekend as heavy rain and strong winds swept across Shropshire.

Joanna Hughes took this photograph of the Llangollen Canal near Ellesmere
Joanna Hughes took this photograph of the Llangollen Canal near Ellesmere

Gust of up to 45mph hit parts of the north of the region while it was the rain that caused problems in the south.

But despite the weather, trees clung on to some of their leaves, with others carpeting roads, pavements and in Ellesmere, canal towpaths.

Joanna Hughes, from Ellesmere took this autumnal photograph just before the worst of the weekend weather struck.

It shows the Llangollen Canal as it emerges from a tunnel under the Ellesmere to Shrewsbury road and runs alongside picturesque Blakemere.

After the rain and winds of the weekend weather forecasters say Shropshire is heading for a drier and brighter spell with sunny intervals and gentle breezes forecast for the rest of the week.

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