Telford and Wrekin flooding update
Saturday 23 January 2021 - 8.30am
River levels peaked in Ironbridge at 6.71m early this morning. Levels are still very high but are now beginning to fall slowly.
No more significant rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. However river levels are expected to remain high over the weekend.
⚠️The FLOOD WARNING is still in place for the River Severn at Ironbridge and Jackfield.
THE FOLLOWING ROADS ARE CLOSED:
⛔️Lloyds Head (Coalford)
️Waterloo Street has now re-opened.
These are full road closures and you mustn't drive through them as you could be at risk of driving through flood water
THE FOLLOWING CAR PARKS ARE CLOSED:
All vehicles need to removed from these car parks as a matter of urgency.
🚛 Sandbags have been delivered to properties known to be at risk and more will be delivered tomorrow following the revised forecast from the Environment Agency.
You can also collect sandbags Station Yard car park and The Wharfage car park
⚖️Extra sandbags have also been deployed to place behind the barriers for extra strength.
🏠 Our teams continue to make direct contact with those at risk offering them support both on the ground and via phone.
❌We ask that everyone avoids the area as it is not safe and we do not want anything to hinder the hard work of the teams on the ground.
➡️ The advice is to stay alert and avoid using low lying footpaths near our rivers, respect any road closures and do not attempt to drive through flood water – 30cms is enough to float your car
HOW TO REPORT FLOODING ISSUES:
➡️ Flash flooding issues should be reported by calling 01925 384000, lines are open 9am - 5pm. Outside of these hours please call 0345 155 9955
We will continue to monitor the situation and provide further updates as and when we have them.
You can find out more about what our teams on the ground are up to by following them on Twitter www.twitter.com/TelfordHighways
Stay Safe Everyone ❤️