Ironbridge open for business as flood defences come down

Flood defences that have been in place along the Wharfage in Shropshire for weeks - have finally come down.

Environment Agency officers dismantled the metal barriers in Ironbridge after river levels receded.

Homes and businesses in the area were damaged by flood-water.

Water from the River Severn breached the barriers and a severe 'danger to life' weather warning was put in place.

Officers from the Environment Agency have been assessing the road and clean up before the decision was made to open the Ironbridge gorge.

Telford and Wrekin Council wrote on social media that the Ironbridge gorge was open for business this weekend.

The council has also made parking in all council run parking free all weekend and urging the public to 'go and support all the local businesses'.

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