Shropshire braced for further flooding

Flood defences in Frankwell, Shrewsbury Image copyright Dave Throup
Image caption Flood defences have remained up in Frankwell since last month

Flood warnings have been issued for Shropshire as the Met Office predicts further heavy rain across the county.

A yellow weather warning is in force until Saturday evening with forecasters predicting up to 25mm of rain in places.

Flood barriers remain up in Shrewsbury, while defences that were removed on Monday are due to go back up in Ironbridge on Friday morning.

The Environment Agency said the Severn was expected to peak on Saturday.

It warned that Gravel Hill Lane and Sydney Avenue in Shrewsbury could be affected and that forecasts suggested river levels could rise further on Monday.

Dave Throup, from the agency, said some areas upriver on the Severn and Vyrnwy had recently seen over an inch of rain (25mm) in just six hours.

A flood warning remains in force on the River Vyrnwy at Maesbrook.

The Riverside car park in Frankwell, Shrewsbury, is shut and Shropshire Council said the main car park was also expected to close.

Telford and Wrekin Council said the Wharfage in Ironbridge would be closed to traffic from the early hours of Friday, with work to erect temporary flood defences expected to start at 08:00 GMT.

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