The second phase of flood barriers
Recent rain and further rain forecast in Wales will see levels continue to rise on the River Severn over the next 48 hours.
Chris Bainger of the Environment Agency said that over 200 cubic metres (tonnes) of water is passing through Shrewsbury per second.
While the barriers are up all businesses along the Wharfage will be accessible on foot, however the Wharfage will be closed to traffic.
Flooding leads to cancellation of Shrewsbury Parkrun
Shrewsbury Parkrun was cancelled this morning as the course alongside the river was flooded.
Organisers of tomorrow’s Shrewsbury 10K are currently working to implement a contingency route as part of the course along the river is flooded. Around 2,000 runners are expected to take part in the event tomorrow.
Car Park Closures
Frankwell main and Riverside car parks are closed closed with St Julian’s Friars open as a short stay car park only as expected flood levels will impact on this car park later today and tomorrow.
Road Closures due to Flooding
- Gravel Hill Road
- Sydney Avenue
- Chilton Farm Lane, Atcham
- Atcham to Cross Houses
Current Flood Warnings
- River Severn at Pentre
- River Severn at the Showground and The Quarry, Shrewsbury
- River Vyrnwy at Maesbrook
- River Vyrnwy at Melverley
Current Flood Alerts
- River Severn in Shropshire
- Severn Vyrnwy Confluence
- The River Dee Catchment in England from Whitchurch to Chester
- Upper Teme
With rising water levels in #Ironbridge our teams and @EnvAgency will be making preparations to deploy flood barriers along the Wharfage from around 6am on Sunday #openforbusiness #floodaware pic.twitter.com/lGt9Z7zqrV— Telford & Wrekin Council (@TelfordWrekin) March 16, 2019
LIVE: #Frankwell car park #Shrewsbury will be closed as further flood defences are being installed.— Chris Bainger (@ChrisBaingerEA) March 16, 2019
There are still 14 vehicles we advise that you move immediately @BBCShropshire @ShropshireStar @ShrewsburyTC @shropshirelive @ShropCouncil @ShropCops @ShropCaution pic.twitter.com/D5Jy6epL0P
#Frankwell 1st phase flood defences do the job. Stay #floodaware https://t.co/m0qK4XDnl4@BBCShropshire @ShropshireStar @bbcmtd @ShrewsburyTC @ShropCouncil @ShropCaution @EnvAgencyMids pic.twitter.com/4b07jyoX4H— Chris Bainger (@ChrisBaingerEA) March 16, 2019
Due to rising river levels, Frankwell Main car park is closed and St Julian’s car park will therefore be short stay only today. Please avoid parking in places near river. Alternatively use our Park and Ride, there are plenty of spaces available that take you into town centre. pic.twitter.com/19Ff9aQvE4— Shropshire Council (@ShropCouncil) March 16, 2019
We are cancelled today due to the course been flooded. pic.twitter.com/t0OamTKA2X— Shrewsbury parkrun (@shrewsparkrun) March 16, 2019