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Latest flooding information: UPDATE Friday 20 October 2pm

Related topics: Climate change / environment / Highways, transport and environmental maintenance / Partner organisations

The Met Office has reissued a yellow weather warning for heavy rain affecting the West Midlands and Wales which is valid until 6am tomorrow, Saturday 21 October 2023.

Driving conditions are difficult, and the A4117 Cleobury to Ludlow and A458 at Much Wenlock have already been closed due to flooding, and other routes are affected by heavy surface water and broken down vehicles.

People are warned to expect:-

  • Fast flowing or deep floodwater is possible, causing a danger to life
  • Homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings
  • Some communities may be cut off by flooded roads
  • Delays or cancellations to train and bus services are possible
  • Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
  • Possible power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses.

Closed roads:-


C2073 (old A442) Hodnet – Marchamley (at Paradise junction)

New House Farm, between Hodnet and Marchamley

B5476 Tilstock


Underdale Road, Shrewsbury – under rail bridge part

B4386 Worthen

B4386 Lowfield Marton to Red Lion, Westbury


A4117 closed from bottom of Clee Hill to the top

Ditton Mill – road closed due to land slip and tree in road

Astley Abbotts, Bridgnorth


Reported flooding at:-


A41 Grindley Brook

A49 Rockall crossroads, Wem

A49 Preston Brockhurst

B5395 Sedgeford, Whitchurch

B5099 Babbinswood

Twmpath Lane, Gobowen, near the hospital

A53 Hodnet, near Hopton Chapel

B5476 Sleap


The Mount, Shrewsbury

B4380 Eaton Constantine crossroads to Eaton Constantine village

New House Lane, Albrighton

Newport Road, Albrighton

Radbrook Road, Shrewsbury

Sundorne Road, Shrewsbury

Craig Close, Shrewsbury

The Wesley Brook, Shifnal

Pontesbury A448


A49 Ludlow Bypass completely flooded

Much Wenlock

A4117 – Doddington Road

A4117 – Henley Road

Lion Lane, Cleobury Mortimer

A488 Pontesbury one way system

Bitterley School road

Please do not call Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service to report flooded roads, unless there is a danger to life. Shropshire Council’s highways can be contacted on 0345 678 9006.

For train and bus travel please contact your operator for the latest updates.

The Environment Agency has issued the following Flood Warnings and Flood Alerts:-

Flood Warnings

Wesley Brook at Shifnal, including Evelith.

Flood Alerts

Severn Vyrnwy confluence.

Upper Teme: which has been reissued, having been removed on Thursday 19 October.

Flooding is also possible for: River Teme, River Onny and River Corve and their tributaries upstream of Ludlow

To stay up to date with all current flood alerts and warnings visit: https://check-for-flooding.service.gov.uk/alerts-and-warnings?q=shropshire


We are aware some schools have closed early.


Tanat Valley have suspended the 558 bus service due to flooding on the road from Shrewsbury to Montgomery.

Recycling and waste collections

Some recycling and waste collections cannot be made today. If your household waste or recycling is not collected today, please leave your containers out and they will be collected as soon as possible. If your green bin is not emptied today, please take it back in and it will be emptied on your next collection day. Visit Recycling and rubbish | Shropshire Council

Craven Arms household recycling centre is not accessible at the moment due to flooding on Long Lane.

Leisure centre closures

Much Wenlock Leisure Centre

SpArC, Bishop’s Castle

Library closures

Ludlow Library

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 information on flood preparedness visit Be prepared for 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 manager@shropshiremhs.com.  Access: 0808 196 4501 or access.shropshire@mpft.nhs.uk    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 customer.service@shropshire.gov.uk 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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