Flood warnings remain in Shropshire after rivers peak

Atcham near Shrewsbury Image copyright Environment Agency
Image caption The Severn at Shrewsbury peaked overnight and river levels are also high in nearby Atcham (pictured)

Two flood warnings remain in place in Shropshire.

They apply on the River Vyrnwy, at Maesbrook, and the River Severn, at the Showground and Quarry in Shrewsbury.

The Severn at the town peaked overnight, but levels remain very high in the area, the Environment Agency said. Flood defences in Shrewsbury are in place.

There are flood alerts for other stretches of the Severn in the county and the Severn/Vyrnwy confluence.

Flooding has shut a number of roads:

  • An unclassified road in Melverley, between the Melverley junction and Melverley Green junction
  • Sydney Avenue in Shrewsbury, between the New Park Road and Burton Street junctions
  • Gravel Hill Lane, on the edge of Shrewsbury, from the B5067 Berwick Road junction.

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