High river levels bring minor flood warning for Shropshire

By Sue Austin | Shrewsbury | News | Published:

Low-lying land across Shropshire is on flood alert today following heavy rain in the county and the Welsh hills.

The River Severn in Shrewsbury

Flooding is affecting low roads next to the River Severn from Shrewsbury down to Upper Arley in Worcestershire.

The Environment Agency says that flooding remains a risk in Shropshire, with water levels on the River Severn high but steady at the Crew Green river gauge in the north west of the county.

The river level is visibly high in Shrewsbury and the agency said Coalbrookdale, Ironbridge and Bridgnorth could all be affected.

However no properties are expected to flood despite further light rain being forecast on Saturday

The agency warned drivers to avoid low-lying roads near rivers and said water levels were likely to stay high until Sunday.

In the south of the county The River Teme also has a flood alert in place.

Levels are high but steady at the Leintwardine river gauge and the agency warned flooding was possible on the River Teme, River Onny and Roiver Corve and their tributaries in Bishops Castle, Church Stretton, Knighton and Ludlow.

Sue Austin

By Sue Austin
Chief Reporter

Chief reporter of the Oswestry/Mid Wales office. Keen to hear your news.

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