Shropshire Flooding: Warnings and alerts in place

A flood warning remains in place on the River Teme at Ludlow today, with flood warnings also in place at Shrewsbury, Ironbridge, Bridgnorth and Shifnal.


The Environment Agency issued the severe flood warning for Ludlow yesterday afternoon. A major incident was declared due to the River Teme expected to reach unprecedented levels.

River levels at Ludlow peaked at 5.2m yesterday evening, the warning has now been downgraded.

A number of properties on Temeside and Lower Corve Street have been flooded, Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service attended at around 9.30am yesterday with the Water Rescue Unit from Shrewsbury. A number of people were assisted to safe ground from properties.

The Environment Agency say they are closely monitoring the situation and incident response staff are liaising with emergency services.


Flood barriers have been deployed in Frankwell and Coleham Head in Shrewsbury.

A predicted peak at Welshbridge in Shrewsbury of 4.6m to 4.9m is expected today.

For road closures see travel news below.


Telford & Wrekin Council working with its contractors and the Environment Agency yesterday installed flood defences on the Wharfage in Ironbridge.

River levels are continuing to rise at the Buildwas river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. A peak river level at Buildwas of 5.7 to 6.0m is predicted for Tuesday.


A predicted peak at Bridgnorth of 4.6 – 4.9m is expected on Tuesday.

Flooding of property roads and farmland is expected this morning. The Environment Agency says flooding may affect properties on Severnside, Severn Terrace, Riverside and local caravan parks.


Levels on Wesley Brook in Shifnal are high but falling. Flooding is affecting properties and roads in and around Shifnal and Evelith.

Travel News

Drivers are being advised to not drive through flooded roads and road closures. Flood waters are still high in many areas across Shropshire.

A number of roads around Ludlow remain closed this morning.

A454 Bridgnorth to Worfield is closed.

The Wharfage in Ironbridge is closed to vehicles, businesses are open as normal.

In Shrewsbury, Coleham Head is closed as well as Battlefield Link Road.

Chester Street is closed due to flooding and Cross Street also has standing water underneath the railway bridge.

Motorists are being asked to avoid Shrewsbury town centre as many roads are now being affected.

Frankwell, Wyle Cop NCP and St Julians car parks are closed.

Flood Warnings

Flood Warning

– River Teme at Ludlow
– River Corve at Ludlow
– River Severn at Bridgnorth
– River Severn at Ironbridge and Jackfield
– River Severn at Pentre
– River Severn at Quatford
– River Severn at Shrawardine, Montford Bridge and Mytton
– River Severn at Shrewsbury
– River Severn at the Showground and The Quarry, Shrewsbury
– River Vyrnwy at Maesbrook
– River Vyrnwy at Melverley
– Wesley Brook at Shifnal

Flood Alert

– Lower Teme
– Rea Brook and Cound Brook
– River Severn in Shropshire
– Severn Vyrnwy confluence
– Tern and Perry Catchments
– The River Dee Catchment in England from Whitchurch to Chester
– Upper Teme

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