Barriers up in Ironbridge, Shropshire, as river rises

Shrewsbury Flooding hit Shrewsbury over the weekend

Flood barriers are going up in Ironbridge, Shropshire, as the River Severn is expected to continue rising.

Chris Bainger, of the Environment Agency, said the river in that area was expected to rise about 30cm (nearly 1ft) over the next day.

"The good news is that we have all the barriers in place, I don't foresee any further disruption," he said.

The Wharfage in Ironbridge is closed between Dale End roundabout to Church Hill roundabout.

The main Frankwell and Riverside car parks in Shrewsbury are also closed.

There are more than 70 flood warnings in place for the Midlands. The Environment Agency has put warnings in place for stretches of the Rivers Severn, Avon and Wye.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Shropshire



Min. Night 6 °C


Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.