The big Telford clean up begins

The big Telford clean up begins

Many businesses and homes in Telford are counting the cost of the storms overnight.

Pubs, supermarkets and factories across mainly North Telford were affected by the torrential rainstorms that battered buildings, bring down the ceilings and causing thousands of pounds worth of damage.

The Beacon in Wellington, the Hop & Vine, and Asda in Donnington all had ceiling collapses. McDonalds at Forge Retail Park had water pouring through the ceiling, and a factory on Hortonwood saw water gushing onto the factory floor.

Clifford Taylor the landlord at the Beacon told Telford Live "We are devastated. We only opened back up on the 4th of July following the Covid closure."

Some roads were also impassable, cars getting stranded on Trench Loch(!), and others struggling to get around due to floodwater and abandoned cars.

In South Telford, it was a different picture, with residents on Brookside reporting just light rain.

See the comments for more, pics and videos. Feel free to add yours.

Video: Beacon in Wellington

39 thoughts on “The big Telford clean up begins

  • August 13, 2020 at 7:44 am
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    More gutter journalism. Since when when was Brookside in North Telford! 😉

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    • August 13, 2020 at 9:21 am
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      Read the report again. It clearly says Brookside is in South Telford.

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  • August 13, 2020 at 7:46 am
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    Lorraine Pritchard

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  • August 13, 2020 at 7:48 am
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    Do you know if the roads to ironbridge are passible? (Atcham, leighton, buildwas etc)

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  • August 13, 2020 at 7:48 am
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    Trade was slowly picking up, and now this….!

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  • August 13, 2020 at 7:49 am
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    Elizabeth Enright Kirsty Thompson Laura Stacey

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  • August 13, 2020 at 7:49 am
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    Jodie Jukes Toni Elizabeth Shepherd

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  • August 13, 2020 at 7:55 am
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    Weatherspoons in Wellington had to close early last nigth

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  • August 13, 2020 at 8:02 am
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    Charlotte-louise Taphouse

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  • August 13, 2020 at 8:10 am
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    Julie Harper Lucy Jayne Mcmanus look at the comments xx

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  • August 13, 2020 at 8:14 am
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    Sarah Hurdley Nicole Watson Jade Watson look at comments

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  • August 13, 2020 at 8:14 am
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    Heather Massey

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  • August 13, 2020 at 8:17 am
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    Shanice Roberts look at the comments

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  • August 13, 2020 at 8:25 am
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    Richard McCreary

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  • August 13, 2020 at 8:26 am
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    South Telford was definitely not light rain it was very heavy most of the night

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  • August 13, 2020 at 8:30 am
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    Patrick Davenport Janice Jones go through the comments

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  • August 13, 2020 at 8:33 am
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    Beki Morris Diane Egan look at the vids in comments

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  • August 13, 2020 at 8:34 am
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    Wellington was horrific

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