PUBLISHED: 10:15, Thu, Feb 27, 2020 | UPDATED: 10:15, Thu, Feb 27, 2020
The River Severn time-lapse on webcam showed water levels rose dramatically on Wednesday seeping into walkways as the bridge disappeared into it. A yellow weather warning of snow and ice has been issued for much of the Midlands including the River Severn in Shropshire, where flood defences buckled under the pressure of water. West Mercia Police said on Wednesday evening they were "waiting to see what happens overnight", as officers continued to tell people in the Wharfage to leave their homes and businesses.
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The Government's Flood Information Service said in a statement: "The flood barriers at The River Severn at the Wharfage, Ironbridge have been compromised and cannot prevent flooding of properties.
"Your safety, home and possessions are at risk. Act now.
"This message will be updated by 2pm today or if the situation changes.
"This message contains gauge information for Buildwas At 11.30am today; the level at the Buildwas Gauge was 6.78 metres and falling slowly.
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The River Severn water levels rose dramatically on Wednesday (Image: webcam galore )
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"A peak level of 6.8 metres occurred at 6am am Tuesday morning February, 26, 2020.
"It is possible that depths of flood water along the Wharfage could get to 1.8 metres deep."
Deputy Chief Constable Julian Moss said: "We are waiting to see what happens overnight and we are monitoring closely with colleagues at