Shropshire

Flood water closes Newport Road in Albrighton

Floods on Newport Road Image copyright West Mercia Police
Image caption Newport Road in Albrighton has flooded several times in recent years

Flooding closed a road in Albrighton while the Met Office warned of further storms and showers across Shropshire.

Heavy rain on Friday night and Saturday morning caused flooding on Newport Road, at the junction with the A41.

The Environment Agency issued a flood alert in the area including the River Worfe, Wesley Brook and Albrighton Brook.

It said river levels were continuing to rise.

Dave Throup, from the agency, said the area had seen about two inches (50mm) of rain on Saturday morning.

Arriva Midlands said buses between Telford and Wolverhampton were using an alternative route around Albrighton.

Image copyright Mchale Morris
Image caption Mchale Morris captured this image of lightning near Ironbridge on Friday night

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