Shropshire

Shrewsbury flood barriers go up at Frankwell

Barriers going up at Frankwell
Image caption Up to 50mm of rain fell on Monday night

More temporary flood barriers have been put up in Shrewsbury, with a flood alert in place for the River Severn through Shropshire.

The Environment Agency said it was extending the length of the defences at Frankwell as a "precautionary measure".

It also issued a flood warning on Wednesday afternoon for the Severn at the Showground and The Quarry in Shrewsbury.

Flood alerts are in place for some other areas in the county.

The Environment Agency said it was putting the second stage of barriers in place at Frankwell on Wednesday evening because further rain was forecast and the river was "expected to rise further over the next day or so".

In a statement on its website, Shropshire Council said the Frankwell car park, both short-stay and long-stay sections, would remain closed on Wednesday night due to high water levels on the River Severn.

It said levels were expected to peak overnight, so the situation would be closely monitored during the night as to whether the car park could reopen on Thursday morning.

It added that Theatre Severn was open as normal, but said customers were advised to use park and ride or alternative town centre car parks.

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