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Live Reporting

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  1. Our floods coverage across the day

    That's all for our live coverage of floods disruption today.

    We'll be back tomorrow with the latest news, sport, travel and of course weather updates on the BBC Midlands live page.

    We'll leave you with the latest weather forecast, with more rain on the way.

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    Video caption: West Midlands weather 12 June
  2. Driver gets stuck in flood water 'despite warning signs'

    Allen Cook

    BBC News

    Drivers are being warned again not to drive through flood water after one car got stuck today - despite two signs saying the route was shut.

    Car stuck in floodwater

    West Mercia Police had said yesterday afternoon that Newport Road, Shifnal was shut under the railway bridge after the heavy rain.

  3. Lambs rescued from floodwater

    Allen Cook

    BBC News

    Dozens of lambs and ewes have been rescued by firefighters after getting trapped by rising flood water.

    Firefighters with the lambs and ewes

    Staffordshire Fire Service was called to Tittensor, near Newcastle-under-Lyme, at 10:00.

    Firefighters guided the 24 lambs and ewes to higher ground.

  4. Floods cause disruption on roads and rail network

    Allen Cook

    BBC News

    Roads across Shropshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire remain blocked this evening due to flooding, while rail services are also being disrupted.

    Flooded railway line

    Transport for Wales said the lines between Shrewsbury and Chester and Crewe and Chester remained blocked due to flooding.

    While councils report roads flooded in areas including Nantwich, Crewe, Shrewsbury, Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford.

    The Environment Agency's putting up flood barriers in Frankwell, Shrewsbury this evening with more rain forecast overnight.

  5. Counties braced for more flooding

    Allen Cook

    BBC News

    The number of flood alerts in Shropshire and Cheshire have increased as the Met Office is warning there could be more flooding over the next 24 hours.

    Fast-flowing brook in Shropshire at Longnor

    It has a yellow weather warning in place for most of the West Midlands until midnight and then the warning moves to cover a smaller area until midday tomorrow, but does include Cheshire.

    The Environment Agency has two flood warnings in place in Shropshire along with five flood alerts in the county.

    There are also four flood alerts in Staffordshire and one covering Crewe and Nantwich in Cheshire.

  6. Battle to clear flooded roads

    Allen Cook

    BBC News

    Roads around Crewe and Nantwich are still blocked this afternoon due to flooding.

    Cheshire East Council's said it was working to clear the water - this was the scene this morning on Kidderton Close, Nantwich:

    Kidderton Close, Nantwich
    Kidderton Close, Nantwich
  7. Car crushed after tree uprooted at cemetery

    Allen Cook

    BBC News

    Several cars were damaged when a beech tree collapsed on to them in Shropshire.

    Car under branches of the tree

    Witness Roger Littleover said no-one had been hurt when the tree came down this morning on three vehicles at the main entrance of Bridgnorth Cemetery.

    He added he had had a lucky escape as he normally parked where the tree had fallen and the roof of one of the cars had been completely crushed.

    Uprooted stump of tree
  8. Flood barriers set to go up

    Flood barriers are to go up in Frankwell, in Shrewsbury this evening, with the Environment Agency saying it is expecting more rain overnight.

    High river levels in Maesbrook and Melverley are expected to make their way downstream to Shrewsbury in the coming days.

    Flood barriers in Shrewsbury
  9. Flooding fears increase with rising river levels

    Allen Cook

    BBC News

    River levels are continuing to rise in parts of the West Midlands as more rain's forecast for the next 24 hours.

    Shrewsbury town centre, near the River Severn

    The Environment Agency still has two flood warnings on the River Vyrnwy near Oswestry, which mean flooding is expected.

    There are also nearly a dozen flood alerts - meaning flooding is possible - across the West Midlands, including in Shropshire, Staffordshire and Warwickshire.

    The agency says it expects some river levels to peak this evening but that could change with more rain on the way.

    Meanwhile, Cheshire Police has warned of severe flooding in parts of Crewe and Nantwich:

    Flooding in Crewe
  10. Flooding affects roads

    BBC Shropshire

    Drivers are being warned of a lot of surface water and flooded rivers in Shropshire today.

    Dave Throup, of the Environment Agency, has tweeted that the rain's affecting a lot of low-lying roads, including Boreton Ford, near Condover, south of Shrewsbury:

    Boreton Ford

    The A49 at Woofferton, south Shropshire, Hanwood Road towards Edgebold Roundabout, the B4386 between Westbury and Minsterley, and the Mount outside Shrewsbury are all affected by flooding.

  11. Roads shut as drains struggle with heavy rain

    Allen Cook

    BBC News

    Several roads are shut across Cheshire because of flooding and drains are struggling to cope, Cheshire East Council has said.

    A flooded road

    The local authority said most of the reports it was dealing with were in the south of the county, around Crewe and Nantwich.

    It said drains in the area were reaching capacity and driving conditions remained difficult as there was a lot of standing water around.

  12. Railway lines blocked by flooding

    BBC News Travel

    No trains are running this morning between Crewe and Chester because the railway lines are blocked with flood water.

    Services between Shrewsbury and Chester are also suspended due to flooding.

    Flooded railway lines

    Network Rail said it was working to pump the water away and passengers should check with National Rail Enquiries for the latest travel information.

    In Shropshire, Newport Road under the railway line in Shifnal is blocked by flood water.

    Shropshire Fire Service's said it was "deeper than it looks".

    Flooding under bridge
  13. Man rescued from car trapped in floods

    Allen Cook

    BBC News

    A man has been rescued from a car after it got stuck in flood water this morning.

    Vehicle stuck in floodwater

    Cheshire Fire Service said he was suffering from shock and hypothermia and was treated by paramedics.

    Meanwhile, in Shropshire, where there are several flood alerts and flood warnings this morning, Shrewsbury Police said the road through Westbury was flooded (pictured below).

    Travel service Inrix says the A49 at Woofferton, south Shropshire, Hanwood Road towards Edgebold Roundabout and the Mount outside Shrewsbury are all affected by flooding.

    Road flooded in Westbury
  14. Flood warnings with more rain forecast

    Allen Cook

    BBC News

    There are two flood warnings covering parts of Shropshire this morning and nearly a dozen flood alerts across the West Midlands.

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    The Environment Agency said the warnings covered the River Vyrnwy at Maesbrook and Melverley, near Oswestry.

    The flood alerts include five in Shropshire and four in Staffordshire, meaning flooding is possible.

    The agency's said rivers levels are continuing to rise with more rain forecast and they are fast-flowing.

    A number of roads in the county are also blocked by floods.

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  15. Got a boat? Flooding closes roads

    Jennie Aitken

    Reporter, BBC Radio Stoke

    This is the scene in Shavington in Cheshire today where several roads are closed due to flooding.

    A yellow weather warning from the Met Office is in place today - drivers are advised to check their route before they travel.

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