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Environment Agency updates flood alert river near Oswestry

Environment Agency updates flood alert river near Oswestry

FLOOD alerts continue to be in place at the English/Welsh frontier.

The Environment Agency has updated the alert regarding the Severn Vyrnwy confluence. Flooding of roads and farmland is expected to continue Monday, January 3. Further rainfall is forecast for the next 24hrs.

A spokesperson stated that river levels are still high at the Llanymynech and Maesbrook river gauges. Accordingly, flooding of roads is expected to continue.

“We expect flooding to affect low-lying land and roads near the river, from the Welsh border at Llawnt to Shrawardine close to Shrewsbury. Llanymynech is also at risk. Melverley and Maesbrook are also possible.

“At 8:15 am today, Monday, January 3rd, the level at Cae Howel gauge measured 3.7m and was steady.

“Further rain is expected in the next 24 hours. We are closely watching the situation.

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“Please do not use low-lying footpaths near watercourses. Plan your driving routes to avoid low-lying roads near rivers.

On Tuesday morning, an update will be made.

Natural Resources Wales took down the flood alert for Lower Dee catchment (which includes the region around Chirk) shortly before 11am.

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