It has been a dark and stormy night. The rivers are beginning to rise as the rain lashes down onto already sodden ground. Wind strengths are increasing. All trains in Wales and the Marches are cancelled, as well as trains between Shrewsbury and Telford. Minsterley Motors are running buses in the south of the county but will review the situation as the weather changes. Several schools are closed. The advice is not to travel, to work from home if possible and to stay indoors.

Here is a handy list of numbers should the worst come to pass.

Shropshire Council (all enquiries): 0345 678 9002

Shropshire Council Highways (including fallen trees on the highway) and urgent property damage: 0345 678 9006

Western Power Distribution: 0800 6783 105 or 105

Seven Trent Water: 0800 783 4444 

Gas leaks: 0800 111 999

Floodline: 0345 988 1188

Environment Agency: 0800 80 70 60

Medical care: 111.

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