for Flood alert in force now River Severn in Shropshire

Flooding is possible - be prepared

River levels are forecast to rise at the Crew Green river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall.. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Flooding is affecting low lying land and roads adjacent to the river from Shrewsbury to Upper Arley. Other locations that may be affected include Coalbrookdale, Ironbridge and Bridgnorth. The floodplain at Leighton is starting to fill. Predicted Peaks:- Crew Green 5.4m to 5.8m, Wednesday evening 13/11 ,Welsh Bridge 2.6m to 3m Buildwas 3.7m to 4.2m , Thursday afternoon 14/11. Further rainfall is forecast over the next few days. We expect river levels to begin rising again today 12/11/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded Further heavy rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated at 9am or if the situation changes

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