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Shropshire Flooding: Thursday 4th January 2024

Flooding continues to cause problems across Shropshire this Thursday with flood warnings and alerts in place across the county.

The Welsh Bridge measurement station in Shrewsbury.
The Welsh Bridge measurement station in Shrewsbury.

Smithfield Road, Chester Street and Coton Hill are some of the main routes closed in Shrewsbury due to flooding along with Coleham.

In Ironbridge, The Wharfage, Coalford, Buildwas Road, The Lloyds and Ferry Road (near the Boat) are closed.

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Telford & Wrekin Council says its team is out across the area, responding to flooding reports and helping keep the borough moving. All A-roads are currently clear and teams are tackling the smaller roads to keep as many open as possible.

Flood barriers are in place in Frankwell and Coleham Head in Shrewsbury and along The Wharfage in Ironbridge.

The Severn peaked at the Welsh Bridge in Shrewsbury at 4.68m earlier today. In Buildwas a peak of 6.1 to 6.3m is expected this evening along with a peak in Bridgnorth of 4.9m to 5.2m.

Further rainfall is forecast, the Environment Agency says they expect river levels to remain high over the next few days.

Roads Closed

Shrewsbury Area

Smithfield Road
Coton Hill
Chester Street / Cross Street
Berwick Road
Coleham Head
Longden Coleham
Battlefield Link Road
Old Coleham
Victoria Avenue
Williams Way
Raven Meadows at Roushill side
Cressage to Eaton Constantine
Gravel Hill Lane
Sydney Avenue
Atcham to Cross Houses
Chiltern Farm Lane
B4380 Emstrey to Atcham
Atcham to Berwick Wharf


A442 Sutton Maddock to Bridgnorth is closed due to flooding


The Wharfage
Coalford, Jackfield
The Lloyds
Buildwas Road
Ferry Road (near the Boat)

Businesses remain open in The Gorge as usual and can currently be accessed via Buildwas Road for Dale End and Madeley Road for the Wharfage.

Telford and Wrekin

Bluebell Lane under railway bridge (Alscott) 
Heath Lane (Ellerdine)
Red House railway Bridge
Wappenshall Lane (Ellerdine)

Car Parks


Frankwell Riverside, Frankwell Main and St Julian’s Friar’s car parks are closed.

Raven Meadows multi-storey car park in Shrewsbury is now closed as is The Gap car park.


In Ironbridge, Dale End Car Park and the Wharfage Car Park are closed.

Bus Services

Shrewsbury bus station is closed, the following temporary bus terminals are in place:

New Park Road, below Beacalls Lane
Abbey Foregate car park
Frankwell, by Theatre Severn

Park and Ride Services

New Park Road – Harlescott Park and Ride drop off and pick up

Abbey Foregate car park – Meole Brace Park and Ride drop off and pick up

Frankwell Island – Oxon Park and Ride drop off and pick up

Train Services

See Transport for Wales or West Midlands Railway for details on your journey.

Flood Warnings

River Vyrnwy at Maesbrook
River Vyrnwy at Melverley
River Severn at Shrawardine, Montford Bridge and Mytton
River Severn at the Showground and The Quarry, Shrewsbury
River Severn at Shrewsbury
River Severn at the Wharfage, Ironbridge
River Severn at Ironbridge and Jackfield
River Severn at Bridgnorth
River Severn at Hampton Loade and Highley
River Severn at Quatford

Flood Alerts

Severn Vyrnwy confluence
River Severn in Shropshire
River Dee catchment from Whitchurch to Chester
Tern and Perry catchments
Upper Teme
Lower Teme

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

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