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Shrewsbury flood barriers prepared after heavy rain

Flood barriers are set to go up on a stretch of the River Severn in Shropshire on Wednesday.

The Environment Agency said it planned to put the defences in place at Frankwell in Shrewsbury.

It said on Monday night up to 50mm (1.97 ins) of rain had fallen at the top of the River Severn, Wye and Teme catchments, raising levels.

A number of flood warnings and alerts were issued on Tuesday including two for the River Vyrnwy.

The Environment Agency issued the warnings, which mean flooding is expected, for the river at Maesbrook and at Melverley, including Melverley Green.

The Agency also issued alerts, meaning flooding is possible, for some other rivers in the county including the Severn and Teme.

It said it planned to deploy low-level barriers in Shrewsbury on Wednesday morning.

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