RIVER levels at Llanymynech are rising, the Environment Agency has confirmed.
The River Vyrnwy is expected to peak tonight (Wednesday, February 16) at between four metres and 4.5m, while at Cae Howel is is currently at 3.62m and rising slowly.
A flood alert remains in place for the Severn Vyrnwy confluence
A spokesperson for the Environment Agency said: “River levels remain high at all river gauges following recent heavy rainfall. The risk of flooding of roads and farmland remains.
“We expect flooding to affect low lying land and roads adjacent to the river from the Welsh border at Llawnt to Shrawardine near Shrewsbury. Other locations that may be affected include Llanymynech, Maesbrook and Melverley. Minor roads between Maesbrook, Melverley and Pentre start to flood.”
They added: “Further heavy rain is forecast over the week with, heavy rainfall predicted for Friday overnight which may cause further rises in river levels. We expect river levels to remain high over the weekend.
“We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded.”
A further update is expected at 2pm today.
It comes as Storms Dudley and Eunice are set to hit the UK over the coming days leading to the Met Office to issue a weather warning for strong winds, while heavy rain is also expected.