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Flood alert for River Severn in Shropshire

River levels are forecast to rise at the Crew Green river gauge as a result of Storm Barra. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected to begin after 17:00 today, 08/12/21. We expect flooding to affect low lying land and roads adjacent the river from Shrewsbury to Upper Arley. Locations that may be affected are White Abbey, Coalbrookdale, Ironbridge and Bridgnorth. River Severn bankfull at White Abbey. Predicted Peaks:- Crew Green 5.5m to 6.0m Thursday afternoon, Montford 4.8m to 5.3m overnight Thursday, Welshbridge 2.4m to 2.8m Friday morning, Buildwas 3.6m to 4.0m Friday overnight, Bridgnorth no flooding. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. We expect river levels to remain high into the weekend. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated by 09:00 on 09/12/21, or as the situation changes.

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