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Latest flooding information and advice – 9pm 23 February 2022

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Updated: 9pm Wednesday 23 February

Shropshire remains hit by severe flooding across the county as the fallout from Storm Franklin continues to cause disruption across the region – but flood water is now receding in Melverley and Shrewsbury.

Homes and businesses remain flooded, while many roads and car parks in Shrewsbury and Bridgnorth are closed. However, many roads are now being cleaned and Castle Foregate and English Bridge have re-opened.

The following roads have now re-opened Coleham Head,  Smithfield Road, Coton Hill, Chester Street/ Cross Street and the B4380 Shrewsbury to Atcham.

The Darwin shopping centre also reopened today (Wednesday 23 February) – and it has now peaked in Bridgnorth.

Business impacted in Shrewsbury

At 5pm on Wednesday there were 10 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.

Shrewsbury Bus Station re-opens tomorrow morning and the town’s park and ride services will be running to normal operations.

Abbey Foregate car park is also open.

Shrewsbury has been badly hit

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

Bridgnorth and surrounding areas 

A flood warning was issued for the River Severn at Bridgnorth, Quatford, Hampton Loade and Highley.

In Bridgnorth properties on Severnside, Severn Terrace, Riverside and caravan parks, as well as properties in and around Hampton Loade and Highley may be affected.

The river has now peaked.

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
  • A442 – Telford to Bridgnorth (Upstream of Bridgnorth and Fort Pendlestone)
  • A442 – between Sutton Maddock island and Bandon Arms island

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.

Road closures in Shrewsbury

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.

Car park closures in Shrewsbury


Shrewsbury has been hit by severe flooding, with the Welsh Bridge gauge peaking at around 5.15m on Tuesday morning. The river is now receding and the clean up operation is moving at pace.


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

  • Gravel Hill Lane
  • Longden Coleham
  • Sydney Avenue
  • Atcham to Cross Houses and Chiltern Farm Lane
  • Coleham Head Lane Closure into Town Centre
  • Berwick Road
  • Old Coleham
  • Victoria Avenue
  • Williams Way
  • Raven Meadows at the Roushill side
  • Roushill
  • Cressage to Eaton Constantine
  • Atcham to Berwick Wharf

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 and Shrewsbury and Hereford are cancelled.

Bus station

Shrewsbury bus station is closed due to flooding.

Temporary bus terminus drop off/pick up points are now at:

  • New Park Road near Beacalls Lane
  • Outside Theatre Severn
  • Abbey Foregate

Car parks

If you are thinking of driving into the town centre, please use the Park & Ride Services instead.

  • 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.
  • Raven Meadows multi-storey – closed until further notice.
  • Abbey Foregate – closed until further notice.

The council is urging people to only travel if they need to and not to, under any circumstances, enter flood water.

Water levels are still high in Melverley

Flood support for residents and businesses

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