Police in Oswestry have warned the public to only make essential trips on Sunday as Storm Ciara continues to ravage the area.

Fallen trees and power lines have been reported, as well as flooding, after high winds battered the region overnight and are expected to continue throughout the day.

A tree has fallen in Rhyn Lane in St Martins leaving it blocked, while the B5069 between Oswestry and the Orthopaedic/Gobowen roundabout is closed due to flooding.

OsCops, via their Twitter account, said: "We are recommending only essential trips out today, we already have numerous power lines and trees downs across Oswestry and the rest of the county, flooding is also taking place.

"We will try to update you where possible but demand is high so please bear with us and stay safe."

The National Trust has closed Chirk Castle for the day in response to the high winds forecast.

Meanwhile, a flood warning has been issued for the Severn Vyrnwy Confluence with flooding affecting low lying land and roads adjacent to the river.

A predicted peak is expected in Llanymynech of around 4.2 to 4.6m overnight tonight.

A spokesperson for the Environment Agency said: "Further rain is forecast for Monday with unsettled conditions continuing into next week. We are closely monitoring the situation.

"Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and avoid contact with flood water."

The Met Office has issued an amber weather warning for Shropshire throughout Sunday as wind speeds are expected to exceed 60mph before lunchtime.

An amber warning means flying debris could lead to injuries or danger to life, damage to buildings, powercuts, and road closures.

They have also issued a yellow warning for rain.