FLOODS are expected over the weekend in and around Maesbrook and Melvery.

Water levels on the River Vyrnwy are starting to fall at the Llanymynech river gauge but are due to rise again tomorrow (Saturday, March 16) due to further rain.

Flooding is affecting properties and roads in and around Maesbrook and Melverley, including Melverley to Melverley Green and Ponthen to Melverley roads

A Government Flood Information Service spokesman said: "Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland is expected tomorrow.

Llanymynech peaked at 4.3 metres on March 14. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 48 hours.

"We expect river levels to remain high until March 17.

"Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses."