Shropshire weather: Rain and snowmelt cause flooding

By Sue Austin | Telford | News | Published:

Fields in Shropshire and Mid Wales are under water with flood alerts issued along the River Severn and warning that waters could rise more later this week.

Flooded footpath in Shrewsbury. Photo: @WMSAR_Andy / West Mercia Search & Rescue

Heavy rain and snowmelt have swollen the river with its levels expected to peak later today.

The water has encroached onto footpaths alongside the River Severn in Shrewsbury.

The Environment Agency issued flood alerts for the Llanymynech, Maesbrook, Cae Howel and Crew Green, with a peak expect this afternoon.

A second alert was issued for the Buildwas area downstream, with a peak expected this evening.

A spokesman for the Environment Agency said: "The forecast is for more unsettled weather that may cause river levels to rise further."

Sue Austin

By Sue Austin
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