Flood warnings are still in place near Oswestry this morning – and the rain is still falling.

Firefighters from the town were called out to Swan Mere Park in Ellesmere at around 7pm on Wednesday evening to reports of flooding in the road.

The incident was handled by Severn Trent Water.

Meanwhile, the Government's flood warning service says flooding is continuing at the River Vyrnwy in Maesbrook and Melverley, and says the water level is expected to rise and remain high until Saturday.

A spokesperson said: "Flooding is affecting properties and roads.

"Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high until Saturday. We are closely monitoring the situation.

"Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded."

The river peaked at Llanymynech on Wednesday afternoon and is expected to peak at Crew Green, where the River Severn meets, this evening.

And downstream in Shrewsbury the Environment Agency began deploying Phase One of the Frankwell flood defences on Wednesday afternoon.

Although a low peak expected today means the car park will be open, the latest overnight rainfall means a higher peak is expected on Friday and so the car park will be closed then.

A Shropshire Council spokesperson said: "Holders of season, resident and weekly tickets for Frankwell main car park are asked to monitor river levels as vehicles may need to be moved this evening.

"Based on current predictions, Frankwell Main car park will be closed tomorrow (Friday) and people are encouraged to use the Park & Ride service instead."