Shrewsbury flood defences come down

The Frankwell flood barriers Flood barriers went up in the Frankwell area of Shrewsbury on 28 January

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Flood defences have come down in Shrewsbury as levels on the River Severn have fallen.

The final flood defences were dismantled in Frankwell on Saturday morning, the Environment Agency said.

Frankwell and Riverside car parks have also reopened, although some spaces remain cordoned off due to surface water.

All flood warnings have now been downgraded to less serious alerts or removed completely.

Dave Throup, from the Environment Agency, said river levels had fallen quickly throughout the county.

Defences in Ironbridge were removed on Friday.

Some businesses in Ironbridge said flooding had badly affected trade since December, with defences closing off the Wharfage to traffic.

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