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Latest flooding information and advice – 5pm 24 February 2022

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Updated: 5pm, Thursday 24 February

The big clean up is under way across Shropshire after the county was hit by severe flooding.

Council crews have been out across the county cleaning streets, roads and car parks so towns and villages can reopen successfully.

We have now reopened Raven Meadows multi storey car park following a power outage. The charge for an evening stay tonight will be a maximum charge of £3.60 if arriving after 6pm and it will close at midnight.

Meanwhile, Theatre Severn is also providing a specially extended Park & Ride tonight for theatre ticketholders. This service will run from Oxon Park & Ride until 7.30pm and will resume at 9.30pm for return trips outside the theatre.

The bus station will re-open on Friday morning and will be back to business as usual.

The clean up operation under way

At 5pm on Thursday there were six flood warnings and four flood alerts which have been issued by the Environment Agency, instructing those living near the county’s watercourses to take action or be prepared for flooding.

Council staff worked through the night

Here’s the latest information from around the county, although things are changing quickly:

Bridgnorth and surrounding areas 

The river has now peaked in Bridgnorth and the clean-up operation is due to begin.

Road closures

  • Footpath from Bylet to Wellmeadow
  • Southwell Riverside
  • Severnside South Road and The Boat Yard
  • Doctors Lane
  • Severn Terrace
  • Quayside
  • Riverside and Friars Street

The river peaking in Bridgnorth on Wednesday

Car Park closures

  • Riverside car park
  • Riverside West elevated car park

Any displaced resident permit holders holding a valid permit may park on Innage Lane Car Park or Severn Street Car Park during the road closures.

Llanymynech and surrounding areas 

A flood warning was issued for the River Vyrnwy at Maesbrook, Melverley and Llanymynech. River levels peaked on Monday 21 February 2022 at Crew Green but remain high.

Llanymynech peaked at 5.3m on Sunday; Crew Green at 6.63m on Monday.

Flooding has affected properties and roads in and around Melverley and Maesbrook, including Melverley to Melverley Green and Ponthen to Melverley roads.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service successfully rescued 14 people and four dogs from their homes on Monday.

Flood water is receding but we are asking people not to drive through the water as it is causing washback into homes.


This flood warning has now been removed. River levels are falling, but still pose a flood risk. However, a flood alert remains in force for the wider area, so flooding may still affect roads and low lying land.


Shrewsbury has been hit by severe flooding, but the clean up operation is now under way.

The Welsh Bridge gauge peaked at around 5.15m on Tuesday morning.

Frankwell main and Frankwell Riverside car parks remain closed on Thursday morning


With river remaining high, the council has closed a number of roads:

  • Gravel Hill Lane
  • Sydney Avenue
  • Atcham to Cross Houses and Chiltern Farm Lane
  • Coleham Head Lane Closure into Town Centre

Footpath closures

  • Greyfriars Bridge to The Weir
  • The Pig trough to West Midland Showground
  • New Street to The Stew/Frankwell Riverside Car Park


Trains between Shrewsbury and Newtown are cancelled, with a rail replacement bus in service.

Bus station

Shrewsbury bus station will re-open on Friday morning.

Car parks

The following car parks are closed:

  • Frankwell Riverside Car Park – closed due to occupation by our partner the Environment Agency.
  • Frankwell Main Car Park – closed until further notice.
  • St Julian’s Friar’s Car Park – closed until further notice for clean up and maintenance. (St Julian’s Friar’s Resident Permit Holders please ensure vehicles are in Abbey Foregate Car Park on the top tier as the car park).
  • Abbey Foregate Car Park – Partially closed for temporary bus terminus and limited spaces available.
  • Abbey Foregate HGV and Coach Park – Closed due to temporary bus terminus

The sun sets in Montford Bridge on Wednesday

Flood support for residents and businesses

If you’ve been affected by the floods, there is help and support on hand.