Second phase of flood barriers go up at Frankwell, Shrewsbury

The second phase of flood barriers are being installed in Frankwell, Shrewsbury today as levels on the River Severn continue to rise.

The second phase of flood barriers are being installed in Frankwell Shrewsbury. Photo: @DaveThroupEA
The second phase of flood barriers are being installed in Frankwell Shrewsbury. Photo: @DaveThroupEA

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.

In Ironbridge, flood barriers will be deployed along the Wharfage from 6am on Sunday. Cones will be deployed on Wharfage today for bungs to be put in the gullies.

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

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