The Environment Agency has predicted a significant rise in water levels coming down the River Severn in the next 48 hours.
It is therefore swiftly making preparations for the flood barriers to be deployed at 9pm tonight.
Police cones will be deployed on the Wharfage as soon as possible to enable the bungs to be put in the gulleys.
The Wharfage will be closed to traffic from 8pm.
More top news
A pregnant's woman’s life has been saved by a car crash – after scans revealed she was suffering from a rare form of cancer.
Northampton star Dylan Hartley has been dropped from England's World Cup squad and replaced by the player he headbutted during a game.
May has been unseasonably cool and wet, especially the first half, with more rain today. Summer starts on Monday will it bring the heat?