Flooding brings delays on Shropshire rail and roads

Roads have been closed and train services delayed after heavy rain caused flooding in parts of Shropshire.

Police closed seven miles of the A49 between Dorrington and Church Stretton because of 1ft (0.5m) deep flood water.

Firefighters said they had to rescue two people from their cars after they got stuck in flood waters in Clun and near to Ludlow racecourse.

Trains between Shrewsbury and Llandrindod were cancelled following a landslide at Knighton.

Arriva Trains Wales said services that had been delayed between Shrewsbury and Newtown because of flooding were now running normally.

The Highways Agency said its crews were trying to unblock drains which were causing flooding on roads in Church Stretton, Craven Arms and Leebotwood.

It said the major problem had been the "sheer volume of water", with much of it running off nearby fields.

The Environment Agency issued flood alerts for the River Severn through Shropshire and the River Teme in Ludlow.

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