Quick links to live river levels across Shropshire
Current flooding situation
Melting snow and heavy rainfall has caused river levels to rise across the county. Some roads in Melverley and Maesbrook are already underwater. In Shrewsbury, Environment Agency has put up phase one of the flood barriers in Frankwell and we have closed a lane at the Coleham Gyratory to allow Severn Trent to deploy their pumps. The links below will help you find out which car parks and roads are closed, where you can find help if you need it and where to get the latest information and updates:
Where can I find out the latest updates from Shropshire Council about flooding in my area?
Which car parks are currently affected by flooding?
You can find out which car parks have been affected by visiting our parking pages. These pages will be updated frequently during any period of flooding so please keep checking back for updates.
Where can I get help? Flood support for residents and businesses
- If there is immediate risk to someone’s life or serious risk to safety due to flooding call 999
- If you are concerned about the welfare of an elderly or vulnerable person due to flooding, and it is not something that could reasonably wait until normal office opening hours, please call on 0345 678 9044
- For enquires about sandbags call 0345 678 9006. Please dispose of your used sandbags safely. More information can be found here
- If you become homeless or at risk of being homeless due to the flooding please contact us on 0345 678 9005
- Information about what do after a flood. For health advice after flooding visit Your health and flooding
- For further flood information and advice visit Drainage and flooding
- Flooding may cause you to feel anxious, stressed or worried. Please talk to someone if you are struggling with your mental health:
- For all general customer enquiries call 0345 678 9000
or visit the website shropshire.gov.uk
Information on flooding and how to sign up for alerts
There is a wealth of information available to help you know if flooding may be expected in your area. Keeping up to date with the latest weather forecast is a great place to start.
To receive alerts from the Environment Agency when river flooding is expected you should register for Flood Warnings Direct. Floodline Warnings Direct is a free service that provides flood warnings by phone, text or email.
To view and receive flood alerts via Facebook, you can use the FloodAlerts Facebook app.
To monitor river levels in your area and upstream, you can use the GaugeMap website, or the gov.uk website. Each river gauge is also available to follow via Twitter.
View the live river levels at Crew Green, Montford Bridge, Welsh Bridge (Shrewsbury) and Bridgnorth. Within the links you can click on 'Show Historical Events' and this will display more information how levels could affect nearby areas.
Live river levels at the Welsh Bridge in Shrewsbury are also shown on the widget below. This information is updated regularly and is taken from the GaugeMap website. We have also included some local references to help you know what is may be affected at different river levels. The highest recorded level taken at the Welsh Bridge, during the floods of November 2000, was 5.25m.
||Dorset Street towpath (upstream of weir) begins to flood
||Water Lane (towpath downstream of Welsh Bridge) begins to flood
||Water starts to rise on to Frankwell car park
||Lower parts of the Quarry start to flood
||Water starts to rise on to St. Julian's Friars
||Castle Foregate / Cross Street (beneath railway bridge) starts to flood
Information on River Severn towpaths in Shrewsbury can be found here.