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Storm Dennis brings heavy rain and flooding to Shropshire | Shropshire Live

Motorists are being urged to take care when driving and not take unnecessary risks as Storm Dennis leads to flooded roads across Shropshire.

Flooding closed the M54 westbound for a time overnight. Photo: @OPUShropshire
Flooding closed the M54 westbound for a time overnight. Photo: @OPUShropshire

The M54 westbound between junctions 6 and 7 was closed overnight due to flooding on the carriageway. It has since reopened.

Telford & Wrekin Council reports that overnight areas affected by flooding included Holyhead Road, Wellington, Arleston, Coalbrookdale, The Dale in Ironbridge and Malinslee.

Over 100mm of rain has fallen in Wales which will end up in the river systems. The River Severn is expected to peak on Monday evening in Shrewsbury and Tuesday at Buildwas.

In Shrewsbury, the second phase of the flood defences are going up in Frankwell, whilst in Ironbridge, defences will soon be put in place on the Wharfage.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service says it has received a high volume of calls which have been attended by crews since 11.30pm last night, mainly involving severe flooding across the county.

Eighteen fire appliances including the Light Pumping Unit and the Water Rescue Unit were mobilised from Baschurch, Bishops Castle, Bridgnorth, Church Stretton, Cleobury Mortimer, Clun, Craven Arms, Hodnet, Ludlow, Minsterley, Much Wenlock, Shrewsbury, Telford and Wellington.

West Mercia Police, West Midlands Ambulance Service, Shropshire Council and Telford and Wrekin Council have also attended flood-related incidents.

The following roads are impassable due to flooding

– A41 at Bletchley
– A41 at Rosehill
– M54 closed eastbound between J1 and the M6
– A53 between Hodnet and Shawbury (now passable with care)
– B5415 between Market Drayton and Woore
– A49 at Battlefield island, Shrewsbury (now passable with care)
– Battlefield link road, Shrewsbury
– A49 at Preston island (now passable with care)
– A49 Ludlow Rock Green to Ludlow Football Club
– B4365 Craven Arms
– Hanwood to the A5
– A4117 Clee Hill
– A4113 Leinwardine
– Dale Road, Coalbrookdale
– Gobowen Road, Oswestry
– A454 closed at Swancote
– A5 between Gobowen roundabout and Gledrid roundabout
– Cheswardine to Soudley Road
– Broseley to Bridgnorth Road
– Roads in and out of Annscroft
– Roads in and out of Pontesbury
– Roads in and out of Minsterley
– The High Ercall to Roden road is closed at Ercall Mill bridge
– A528 between Ellesmere and Cockshutt (now passable with care)
– A528 between Cockshutt and Burlton (now passable with care)
– A442 Bridgnorth to Kidderminster

*The situation is changing all the time please use the above list as a guide only

Last updated: 12:30

Train Services

Shrewsbury – Wolverhampton
Heavy rain has flooded the railway between Shrewsbury and Wellington resulting in all lines being blocked. Rail replacement buses are currently in place to run between these stations. 

Heavy rain has flooded the railway at Gobowen and all lines are blocked. Train services have been suspended, and road transport will be arranged to cover where road condition permits.

Shrewsbury – Aberystwyth
Heavy rain has flooded the railway, no road transport due to flooding.

Newport South Wales – Shrewsbury
Due to heavy flooding in several locations, and poor/unknown road conditions, customers are advised not to travel.

Car Parks Closed

Frankwell Main Car Park in Shrewsbury is closed. The Environment Agency are putting up Phase 2 and the exit will be closed to traffic shortly.

St Julian’s Friars Car Park in Shrewsbury will be closed shortly, Shropshire Council says river levels will result in the whole car park being flooded.

Severe Flood Warning

– River Teme at Ludlow

Flood Warnings

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

Flood Alerts

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

Weather Forecast

Today: Windy, with sunshine and scattered showers, some of these heavy, with thunder and hail, through the remainder of the day. A high of 9C.

Tonight: Remaining windy overnight, with frequent heavy and potentially thundery showers. Showers gradually becoming less frequent during the second half of the night. Chilly. A low of 3C.

Monday: Another day of scattered showers, interspersed with bright or sunny spells. Winds gradually easing. A high of 9C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday: Continued sunshine and blustery showers on Tuesday. Wednesday looks drier and calmer for a time, before spells of rain are likely to move through overnight and into Thursday.

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