Flood defence barriers are going up in the Frankwell area of Shrewsbury this morning as the River Severn rises and further rain is forecast.
Low level flood defence barriers are being put up by the Environment Agency close to Theatre Severn and Frankwell Riverside car park which is closed.
Flood Warnings are currently in place for:
- River Severn at Pentre
- River Severn at the Showground and The Quarry, Shrewsbury
- River Vyrnwy at Maesbrook
- River Vyrnwy at Melverley
River levels are expected to remain high until Monday.
Flood alerts are in place for:
- River Severn in Shropshire
- Severn Vyrnwy Confluence
- Tern and Perry Catchments
- The River Dee Catchment in England from Whitchurch to Chester
- Upper Teme
The Environment Agency says that with further rainfall forecast over the next 48 hours they are closely monitoring the situation.
Motorists are asked to plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded.
Today: A cloudy start with a little rain in places, but it will become drier and brighter through the morning with some sunny spells. Breezy throughout the day. A high of 11C.
Saturday: A cloudy, windy day with outbreaks of rain at times, and a spell of more persistent and heavier rain during the afternoon. The rain clears leaving scattered showers by evening. A high of 11C.
Low level flood barriers going up at Frankwell #shrewsbury this morning in response to a rising Severn— Dave Throup (@DaveThroupEA) March 15, 2019
We’re closely monitoring potential impacts of further forecast heavy overnight rain. pic.twitter.com/BsfzkO4lQ0
Flood incident room open and waiting for first forecasts of the day. pic.twitter.com/peJs7hIT56— Dave Throup (@DaveThroupEA) March 15, 2019