Posted: Sun 16th Feb 2020

Updated: Sun 16th Feb

Council issue Sunday evening update after Storm Dennis passes area for people living in or visiting the wrexham area

Today has seen the worst of Storm Dennis hit the Wrexham area, however compared to some areas in Wales and the UK we have escaped major issues.

Today has seen heavy rain followed by thunderstorm and hail earlier this evening. Thankfully tomorrow is set to be drier than today, however higher winds will persist through the morning.

Wrexham Council has issued the following update this evening as of 9:15pm with regards to the situation in Wrexham County Borough regarding Storm Dennis.

Roads that remain closed
A525 Marchwiel to Cross Lanes
A528 Marchwiel to Kiln Lane
Straight Mile Bangor on Dee
A525 Cross Lanes to Bangor on Dee
A539 Ruabon Roundabout to Plas Bennion Road
A539 Plassey Roundabout to junction of A539/A528 Erbistock
Cefn Road from Abenbury Roundabout to Wrexham Industrial Estate
Redwither Lane
Sontley Road to Gyfelia

In addition to this morning’s update two other roads have been closed.

Overton Road, Bangor on Dee
A525 Ruthin Road, Wrexham by Clywedog school to Croesnewydd junction.

The council have told us their staff have received over 50 phone calls regarding Storm Dennis and they continue to respond to them throughout the evening.

The flood alert that is in place in Bangor on Dee will continued to be monitored throughout the night.

Darren Williams, Chief Officer Environment and Technical advised: “Whilst we have been very fortunate to not be in the situation as people are in other areas of the country we advise residents to drive with caution and take notice of any road closures that may be in force and do not try to drive through flood waters.

“Please take care if driving tomorrow. Once again I wish to thank our staff and the emergency services who have worked all weekend to ensure residents are kept safe during Storm Dennis.”

Cllr David A Bithell Lead Member for Environment and Transport said “We have experienced heavy rainfall all weekend which has caused flooding to roads. I would like to thank our streetscene crews and the emergency services, including Natural Resources Wales for the work they have carried over weekend in ensuring people have been kept safe across the county borough. I am also aware of disruption of Rail services between Chester and Shrewsbury due to flooding and ask rail travellers to check their journeys with National Rail enquires before travelling.”

The Council added, “We are expecting normal services to continue tomorrow.”

Throughout the day many images and videos have come in – you can have a look at them on our twitter archive here…

(Top pic: Ruthin Road flooding earlier today)

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