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Latest flooding information: UPDATE Monday 16 January 3.30pm

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Flood barriers are in place in Frankwell, Shrewsbury, and will remain until further notice. Flood defences at Coleham Head were removed yesterday (Sunday 15 January 2023) afternoon.  

While river levels remain high, flood waters are continuing to recede. Our crews are out cleaning up roads and footpaths that are now accessible.   

The flood clean-up in Shrewsbury

The clean-up in Shrewsbury

With the weather turned much colder from today, road users are urged to take extra care and beware of ice, particularly on untreated roads.   

Eight Flood Warnings and five Flood Alerts remain in Shropshire.   

Flood Warnings  

River Severn at Bridgnorth 

River Severn at Frankwell, Shrewsbury 

River Severn at Hampton Loade and Highley 

River Severn at Quatford 

River Severn at Shrewsbury 

River Severn at the Showground and The Quarry, Shrewsbury 

River Vyrnwy at Maesbrook 

River Vyrnwy at Melverley 

Flood Alerts  

Lower Teme 

River Severn in Shropshire 

Severn Vyrnwy confluence 

Tern and Perry catchments 

Upper Teme 


Bridgnorth and surrounding areas    

River levels are currently 4.56m (at 3pm on Monday 16 January) and holding steady. We hope to start lifting road closures early this week as the river begins to fall.   

Road closures   

  • Southwell Riverside  
  • Severnside South Road and The Boat Yard  
  • Doctors Lane  
  • Severn Terrace  
  • Quayside
  • Riverside and Friars Street 

 Footpath closures    

  • Footpath from Bylet to Wellmeadow  

  Car park closures    

  • Riverside Car Park  
  • Riverside West Elevated Resident Car Park  

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

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.   


Flood Alerts are in place for both the Upper and Lower Teme catchments.   


Flood Warnings are in place for the River Severn at Frankwell, the West Mid Showground and The Quarry in Shrewsbury.   

Road closures     

  • Gravel Hill Lane 
  • Sydney Avenue 
  • Atcham to Cross Houses and Chiltern Farm Lane
  • Old Coleham 
  • Victoria Avenue
  • Cressage to Eaton Constantine

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  

Shrewsbury bus station 

This reopened earlier this morning (Monday).  

Car park closures    

  • 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. Please do not park in any car parking spaces even if water drops, as we have the clean-up operation to undertake and parked cars prevent us cleaning sediment and debris from the car park. St Julian’s Friar’s Resident Permit Holders can use Abbey Foregate Car Park and are asked to park ideally on the top tier.  
  • Raven Meadows Multi-Storey Car Park open for daytime parking, but Raven Meadows has a two way flow for access to the MSCP and The Strand. Access is from Meadow Place.  
  • Abbey Foregate is open, but with reduced spaces. 

Flood support for residents and businesses   

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