Latest flood clear-up information: UPDATE Thursday 19 January 12.15pm
Although river levels are falling, flooding may still affect some roads and low-lying areas.
Please make sure that you plan your journey to avoid low-lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded, and do not drive into flood water and put yourself and others at risk.
A Met office warning for ice has been issued until 10am tomorrow (Friday 20 January 2023), so please make sure you take extra care, allow extra time for journeys and be aware of ice, particularly on untreated roads.
A Level Three cold weather alert lasts until Monday 23 January 2023.
Look out for friends and family who may be vulnerable to the cold, and ensure they have access to warm food and drinks and are managing to heat their homes adequately. Try to maintain indoor temperatures to at least 18°C, particularly if you are not mobile, have a long-term illness or are 65 or over. Avoid exposing yourself to cold or icy outdoor conditions if you are at a higher risk of cold-related illness or falls, and stay up to date with the latest weather forecasts on the Met Office website.
If you want more information about how cold weather can affect your health please visit www.nhs.uk. If you are concerned about your health or somebody you care for, advice can be obtained from www.nhs.uk/winterhealth, NHS 111 or your local pharmacist.
Our crews are out cleaning up roads and footpaths that are now accessible, and we’ve already reopened many roads and car parks. We’ll be clearing the remaining ones and reopening them as soon as levels allow.
Just three Flood alerts remain in place in Shropshire.
River Severn in Shropshire
Severn Vyrnwy confluence
Bridgnorth and surrounding areas
Footpath from Bylet to Wellmeadow is still closed.
Llanymynech and surrounding areas
A Flood Alert is in place for the Severn Vyrnwy confluence.
Large areas of Melverley and Pentre will remain inaccessible for the next few days; however, our crews will start clearing roads as soon as levels allow.
A Flood Alert is in place for the Lower Teme catchment.
River levels at Welsh Bridge at 11.45am on Thursday 19 January 2023 are measuring 2.19m.
- Gravel Hill Lane
- Sydney Avenue
- Atcham to Cross Houses
- Towpath closed from Greyfriars Bridge to The Weir
- Towpath closed from The Pig trough to West Mid Showground
- Towpath closed from New Street to The Stew/Frankwell Riverside Car Park.
Car park closures remaining in place
Frankwell Riverside Car Park – Closed due to occupation by our partner the Environment Agency.
Frankwell Main Car Park – Remains closed. Please observe site messaging and follow our website and social media updates.
St Julian’s Friar’s Car Park Resident Permit Holders can return to the car park, which is reopen, but please ensure you are signed up to flood alerts and follow us on social media. If you need any help or advice, or any issues please email email@example.com.
Frankwell Main Resident and Season Ticket Holders to continue to use Raven Meadows MSCP today and into tomorrow. If you need any help or advice, or any issues, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flood support for residents and businesses
- If there is immediate risk to someone’s life or serious risk to safety due to flooding call 999
- If you are concerned about the welfare of an elderly or vulnerable person due to flooding and it is not something that could reasonably wait until normal office opening hours please call on 0345 678 9044
- For enquires about sandbags call 0345 678 9006. Please dispose of your used sandbags safely. More information can be found at Shropshire Council Sandbag Policy | Shropshire Council
- If you become homeless or at risk of being homeless due to the flooding please contact us on 0345 678 9005
- For information about what do after a flood visit After a flood | Shropshire Council. For health advice after flooding visit Your health and flooding | Shropshire Council
- For further flood information and advice visit Drainage and flooding | Shropshire Council
- Flooding may cause you to feel anxious, stressed or worried. Please talk to someone if you are struggling with your mental health. Shropshire MHS: 01743 368647 or email@example.com Access: 0808 196 4501 or firstname.lastname@example.org Samaritans 116 123.
- UKHSA also offers a guide to mental wellbeing after a flood.
- For all general customer enquiries call 0345 678 9000 or email email@example.com or visit the website www.shropshire.gov.uk
- Sign up to the latest flood information and advice at Sign up for flood warnings – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
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