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Latest flooding information: UPDATE Sunday 15 January 3pm

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Flood barriers are in place in Frankwell, Shrewsbury, and will remain until further notice. Flood defences at Coleham Head are due to start being removed from 3pm today (Sunday) and crews are out cleaning up roads and footpaths that are now accessible. 

The River Severn in Shrewsbury will remain high until Monday, while Bridgnorth is now falling slowly following yesterday’s peak. 

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

Ten Flood Warnings and five Flood Alerts remain in Shropshire. 

Flood warnings  

River Severn at Bridgnorth 

River Severn at Coleham Head, Shrewsbury 

River Severn at Frankwell, Shrewsbury 

River Severn at Hampton Loade and Highley 

River Severn at Quatford 

River Severn at Shrawardine, Montford Bridge and Mytton 

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  

We hope to start lifting road closures from Monday, as the river begins to fall. It was at 4.68, at midday today (Sunday). 

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. 


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. 

Flooding clear up in Shrewsbury.

The clear up has begun in Shrewsbury.

Road closures   

  • Gravel Hill Lane
  • Sydney Avenue
  • Atcham to Cross Houses and Chiltern Farm Lane
  • Coleham Head Lane Closure into Town Centre
  • Old Coleham
  • Victoria Avenue
  • Williams Way
  • Raven Meadows at the Roushill side
  • Roushill
  • Cressage to Eaton Constantine
  • Coleham Head (for Environment Agency demountable barrier)
  • Longden Coleham

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 will re-open tomorrow (Monday) at Raven Meadows but access for bus services may remain only off Smithfield Road until Roushill re-opens.   

There is no access via the escalator or lifts to the Darwin Shopping Centre due to flooding of the lift shaft. 

Until the bus station re-opens, temporary bus terminals are set up at: 

  • New Park Road below Beacall’s Lane (Harlescott Park and Ride drop off and pick up) 
  • Abbey Foregate car park – coach bays and half of the lower section of the car park (Meole Brace Park and Ride drop off and pick up, and for some services Abbey Foregate by the Abbey) 
  • Theatre Severn and Oxon Park and Ride on Frankwell Island, (Oxon Park and Ride drop off and pick up on Frankwell Island) 

 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