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Latest flooding information: UPDATE Sunday 22 October 9am

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Shropshire has experienced an exceptional rain episode. A largely dry day is expected on Sunday 22 October.

However, the River Severn in Shrewsbury is still expected to reach peak heights today.

Two new Flood Warnings have been issued by the Environment Agency:

Following updated prediction from the Environment Agency, Shropshire Council’s highways team have implemented a traffic management plan around Shrewsbury.

Shrewsbury town centre will still be open for business.

Already in place with below roads closed:

  • Gravel Hill Lane
  • Sydney Ave
  • Coleham Head Lane Closure (Severn Trent pump deployment)
  • Atcham to Cross Houses
  • Chiltern Farm Lane
  • Berwick Road
  • Old Coleham
  • Victoria Ave
  • Longden Coleham into town centre
  • Williams Way
  • Raven Meadows
  • Smithfield Rd (lane closure)
  • Roushill

Raven Meadows multi-story car park and the Premier Inn remain open

Audiences attending Theatre Severn events, or those attending other evening events, should use Raven Meadows Multi-Storey Car Park: the maximum evening charge is £4 if entering after 6pm.

Further road closures:

  • The road between Cressage and Eaton Constantine

All road closures will remain in place until morning of Monday 23 October when flood levels will be re-assessed.

Do not drive into floodwaters. Not only is it a risk to life for drivers but abandoning vehicles in floods risk blocking emergency access routes. 

The Environment Agency is expecting the River Severn to peak on Sunday 22 October at the Welsh Bridge in Shrewsbury. The Welsh Bridge gauge can be seen here for live readings.

People are reminded 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

For personal safety please avoid rivers, streams and brooks and keep pets at a safe distance too.

Car parks

Frankwell and St Julians’ car parks in Shrewsbury are now closed.

Anyone with a weekly ticket purchased prior to the closure of the car park at Frankwell may go to Raven Meadows Multi-Storey Car Park to park for free.

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 the following Flood Alerts and Warnings:-

Flood Alerts

Flood Warnings

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

Recycling and waste collections

If your household waste or recycling has not been collected due to flooding, 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

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)

For more updates follow Shropshire Council on:

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*Updated midday 22 October to add road closure between Cressage and Eaton Constantine.