THE Flood alert issued for Llanymynech following heavy rainfall on Monday evening and Tuesday morning has npow been downgraded.

River levels are forecast to rise at the Llanymynech river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall and consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected.

There had been a flood alert in place for the Severn/Vyrnwy confluence at Crew Green but as of 2pm on Tuesday, the Environment Agency said there was no longer a threat of floods there.  

A spokesman for the Met Office said Llanymynech, Maesbrook and Melverley residents should anticipate flooding.

They said: "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.

"The predicted peak at Llanymynech is 3.2m to 3.7m at 11am.

"Further heavy rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours, which may cause river levels to remain high for the next few days.

"We are closely monitoring the situation.

"Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses."