Five people rescued and A5 near Gobowen shut completely due to flooding

Five people were rescued from their vehicles and a major Shropshire road is shut completely after torrential rain flooded it.

The A5 between the B5069 and the B5009 near Gobowen has flooded resulting in the road being closed in both directions.

Earlier today, five people were trapped in two vehicles on the A5 in the Gobowen area by shallow flood water.

Firefighters and ambulance staff worked together to rescue and assess all five.

Storm Cristoph's impact is still being felt across Shropshire and the wider region.

A statement from Highways England said: "Highways England contractors are working to resolve the issue but the road remains closed for public safety.

"Road users are advised to expect delays and allow extra time for their journeys.

"Road users are being diverted via local roads."

Police are on the scene trying to help.

The A41 at Bletchley, near Market Drayton, is also shut due to flooding.

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