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Latest flooding clear-up information: UPDATE Wed 18 January 11.15am

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Although river levels are now 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.

Crews clearing flood water on the road between Atcham and Crosshouses.

Crews clearing flood water on the road between Atcham and Crosshouses.

A Met office warning for snow and ice has been issued until midday tomorrow (Thursday 19 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 has also been issued, lasting 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.

The floods clear-up

The floods clear-up

The floods clear-up

The floods clear-up

Just one Flood Warning and four Flood Alerts remain in Shropshire.

Flood Warnings

River Severn at Frankwell, Shrewsbury

Flood Alerts

Lower Teme

River Severn in Shropshire

Severn Vyrnwy confluence

Tern and Perry catchments


Bridgnorth and surrounding areas

Footpath from Bylet to Wellmeadow is still closed.

Llanymynech and surrounding areas

A Flood Warning is in place for the River Vyrnwy at Maesbrook and Melverley.

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 9am on Wednesday 18 January 2023 are measuring 2.61m.

A Flood Warning is still in place for the River Severn at Frankwell.

Road closures

• Gravel Hill Lane

• Sydney Avenue

• Atcham to Cross Houses

• Coleham Head – lane closure into town centre

Footpath closures

• 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 – Currently being cleaned ahead of re-opening soon. 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 carparks@shropshire.gov.uk.

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 carparks@shropshire.gov.uk.

The floods clear-up

Our Multihog zero-emission multi-purpose vehicle, which works on hydrogen, has been involved in clearing the roads of floodwater.