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Downpours followed by flooding in Albrighton

By Deborah Hardiman | Telford | Transport | Published:

Emergency services had to dealing with flash flooding in Albrighton after downpours on Tuesday afternoon.

Surrounding main roads including the A41 Newport Road, in Cosford, were also affected.

Flooding under the bridge
Water on A41 Newport Road, Cosford

Crews went to Albrighton High Street at about 4.30pm after a report of an incident.

An engine based at Telford Central Fire Station was in attendance along with an Operations officer.

Several motorists took to social media to urge others to avoid the area.

Simon Hancox posted on Facebook: "Avoid the A464, Don't bother trying to get to Albrighton either as the floods are deeper then this at every entrance!!!

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"Every entrance to Albrighton is flooded!! Even by Albrighton feeds! This is a video of the top of the A464, I'd probably avoid that too!!"

Caroline Willoughby also posted: "We drive a 4x4 and only just made it through. We lost our front number plate with the force of the water."

Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service station manger Craig Jackson tweeted: "Road closures #Albrighton #Flooding. Please avoid the #A41 M54 to Cosford.

"Currently closed due to flood water. Also Newport Lane under the railway bridge, in Albrighton.

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"Crews are currently dealing with flash flooding."

Outgoing chairman of Donington and Boscobel Parish Council, Councillor David Williams said: "The flooding is much the same as before.

"All the main entrances to the villages from the A41 from near Wyvale Garden Centre and just off the Newport Road are affected. A car was also stuck for a short time, under the bridge."

Motorists were left navigating water underneath the railway bridge, in Station Road, outside Albrighton Fire Station, along High Street to its junction with Meadow Road and at the A464 crossroads near Shifnal.

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Deborah Hardiman

By Deborah Hardiman
@Deborahh_Star

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star based out of the head office in Ketley. Covering the Telford area.

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