Shropshire

Frankwell flood barriers erected after warnings

Frankwell flood barriers erected Image copyright EA
Image caption Barriers in the Frankwell area of Shrewsbury were erected on Sunday

Flood barriers have been erected in Shropshire following advice from the Environment Agency.

Warnings are in place for the River Vyrnwy at Melverley and Maesbrook, and a lesser flood alert has been issued for the River Severn in Shrewsbury.

So far, fields and low-lying roads have been affected. Levels are expected to peak overnight.

Dave Throup from the agency said "more significant" floods could happen during the next week if forecast rain arrives.

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Image caption Roads in the Maesbrook area of Shropshire are under water
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Image caption The River Severn towpath in Shrewsbury has been closed

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