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Flooding: UPDATE Thursday 4 January 8.30am

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

River levels continue to be high, causing some difficult conditions across the region.

The bus station in Shrewsbury remains closed for today (Thursday 4 January 2024), with many roads into Shrewsbury town centre also closed.

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)
  • Frankwell

Raven Meadows Multi-Storey Car Park is currently closed but we will be reviewing the access to it (only via Castle Foregate, and via Meadow Place), and the one-way system operating as two way traffic, as water is across part of the road. In addition, we have had the power down and are dealing with some technical issues.

Flood barriers remain in place in Frankwell, Shrewsbury, and will remain until further notice; and flood defences at Coleham Head are also in place.

River levels have peaked in Shrewsbury but current levels remain high, so we will see some continued impact on the highways network over the next couple of days. The level reached 4.68m at the Welsh Bridge gauge at 7am this morning (Thursday 4 January).

Bridgnorth is expected to reach a peak of between 4.9m and 5.2m on Friday 5 January am.

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 11 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 Pentre, River Severn at Quatford, River Severn at Shrawardine, Montford Bridge and Mytton, River Severn at the Showground and The Quarry, Shrewsbury, River Teme at Eardiston, River Teme at Leintwardine and Walford, River Vyrnwy at Maesbrook, River Vyrnwy at Melverley and River Severn at Shrewsbury.

The flood warning for the River Corve at Ludlow has been lifted.

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

The flood alerts for Ledwyche Brook and River Rea and Upper Teme have been lifted.

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

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

Southwell Riverside

Severnside South Road and The Boat Yard

Doctors Lane

Severn Terrace


Riverside and Friars Street

Llanymynech and surrounding areas 

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


Road closures

Phase 1

Gravel Hill Lane

Sydney Avenue

Atcham to Cross Houses and Chiltern Farm Lane

Coleham Head – lane closure into town centre

Phase 2 

Smithfield Road – completely closed

Coton Hill

Chester Street / Cross Street

Berwick Road

Old Coleham

Victoria Avenue

Longden Coleham – completely closed

Williams Way

Raven Meadows at Roushill side


Cressage to Eaton Constantine

Phase 3

Coleham Head (For Environment Agency’s demountable barrier)

Chester Street / Cross Street

Atcham to Berwick Wharf

B4380 Shrewsbury to Atcham

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 is closed. 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)
  • 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

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.
  • Raven Meadows Multi-Storey Car Park currently closed, whilst we review access and technical issues: cars parked overnight may be removed

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