Environment Agency put flood warning in place for parts of Shropshire

The Environment Agency have put flood warnings in place in parts of Shropshire after the weekend saw some of the worst flooding to hit the county border in more than 40 years.  More than four inches of rain fell overnight on Saturday, leading to water levels on the River Vyrnwy and upper parts of the River Severn rising by several metres in the space of hours.

Environment Agency officials have claimed the floods are the worst on record since 1969. 

In Shropshire flood warnings are in place for the River Perry at Mytton and the River Severn at Montford Bridge and Shrawardine, Shrewsbury and the Showground and Quarry.

The river is expected to peak at up to 4.5 metres in Shrewsbury tonight.  Gravel Hill Lane, Sydney Avenue, the Frankwell car park and St Julians Friars are all affected, with the Frankwell and Riverside car parks closed.

Flood defences have been deployed in Frankwell.

Click here to see flood warnings for Shropshire