FLOOD alerts remain in place on the English/Welsh border.

The Environment Agency has updated the alert for the Severn Vyrnwy confluence with flooding of roads and farmland expected to continue on Monday, January 3, and further rainfall forecasted for the next 24 hours.

A spokesperson said: "River levels remain high at the Llanymynech, Maesbrook and Cae Howel river gauges. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected to continue.

"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.

"At 8am today, Monday, January 3, the level at the Cae Howel gauge was 3.7m and steady.

"Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. 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."

An update is expected on Tuesday morning or if the situation changes.

Meanwhile, the flood alert for the Lower Dee catchment, which includes the region near Chirk, was removed by Natural Resources Wales shortly before 11am.