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Flooding: UPDATE Friday 5 January 9.15am

Related topics: Climate change / environment / Highways, transport and environmental maintenance / Public protection

The effects of flooding continue to be felt across the county.

River Severn in Bridgnorth has peaked at 4.9m this morning (Friday), but more unsettled weather is forecast and it is expected to be a long peak. Our community resilience teams have been in Bridgnorth offering help and support to people affected.

Many roads are still closed, but the situation is expected to improve gradually. Our highways teams will be cleaning roads as soon as it is safe to do so so that they can be reopened promptly.

The Atcham to Berwick Wharf road and the B4380 Shrewsbury to Atcham Road have reopened, and Coleham Head in Shrewsbury has opened with access from Belle Vue over the bridge into the gyratory.

Raven Meadows Multi-Storey Car Park has also reopened, but there is still temporary two-way traffic flow to reach and leave it, and access is from Meadow Place and Castle Foregate only.

The bus station in Shrewsbury remains closed for today (Friday 5 January 2024).

Passengers are advised that the temporary terminals are:

  • New Park Road near Beacalls Lane
  • Abbey Foregate HGV, Coach and Car Park / Abbey Foregate / Old Potts Way (Asda)
  • Outside Theatre Severn

Audiences for tonight’s (Friday) pantomime performance will be able to access a shuttle bus to and from Theatre Severn from the Oxon Park and Ride site. Please allow plenty of time for travel.

Flood barriers remain in place in Frankwell, Shrewsbury, and will remain until further notice.

River levels in Shrewsbury remain high, so we will see some continued impact on the highways network over the next couple of days.

Readings from Shropshire’s river gauges can be found here: https://check-for-flooding.service.gov.uk/river-and-sea-levels?q=shropshire

There are currently 10 Flood Warnings and six Flood Alerts in Shropshire, instructing those living near these areas to take action or be prepared for flooding.

Flood Warnings are: River Severn at Bridgnorth, River Severn at Fort Pendlestone and Severn Hall, 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 Sutton Wharf, River Severn at the Showground and The Quarry, Shrewsbury, River Vyrnwy at Maesbrook and River Vyrnwy at Melverley .

Flood Alerts are: Lower Teme, Rea Brook and Cound Brook, River Severn in Shropshire, River Worfe, Severn Vyrnwy confluence, Tern and Perry catchments and Upper Teme.

The flood alerts for Ledwyche Brook and River Rea, Rea Brook and Cound Brook, River Corve at Ludlow, River Severn at Pentre, River Teme at Eardiston, and River Teme at Leintwardine and Walford, were lifted on 4 January.

People are reminded not to enter floodwaters. 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. 

To stay up to date on the latest flooding advice for your area visit: https://check-for-flooding.service.gov.uk/alerts-and-warnings?q=shropshire

Bridgnorth and surrounding areas 

Road closures

A442 Sutton Maddock to Bridgnorth

Riverside and Friars Street


Severn Terrace

Doctors Lane

Severnside South Road and The Boat Yard

Southwell Riverside

Car parking

Residents with parking permits are advised their permits can be used free of charge in the Innage Lane and Severn Street car parks.

Footpath closures

Footpath from Bylet to Wellmeadow

Llanymynech and surrounding areas 

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


Road closures

Smithfield Road – completely closed

Coton Hill

Chester Street / Cross Street

Gravel Hill Lane

Sydney Avenue

Atcham to Cross Houses and Chiltern Farm Lane

Berwick Road

Old Coleham

Victoria Avenue

Longden Coleham – completely closed

Williams Way

Raven Meadows at Roushill side


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

Bus station

Shrewsbury bus station remains closed today (Friday 5 January). Temporary bus terminals are set up at:

  • New Park Road below Beacalls 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)
  • Frankwell Island
  • Theatre Severn (for Oxon Park and Ride)

Car park closures

If you are thinking of travelling into the town centre please walk or cycle. If you are driving, please use the Park & Ride services instead. For those needing to park in the town centre we recommend Abbey Foregate Car Park, or Shirehall Overflow Car Park off London Road.

  • 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.

Private car parks in Shrewsbury

Premier Inn Car Park – Closed until further notice

The Gap Car Park (Raven Meadows) – Closed until further notice.

Waste and recycling collections

If we’re unable to collect your waste / recycling due to flooding, please leave your refuse bin out. If we can’t get to you on your scheduled collection day we’ll come back and collect it as soon as it’s safe to do so.

Take your garden waste bin back in, and put it out on your next scheduled garden waste collection day.

Leave your recycling bin / boxes and blue sacks out (as long as they don’t present a trip hazard or may be washed away). We’ll collect them as soon as it’s safe to do so.

Flood support for residents and businesses