News Looking north from the Holt bridge there was major flooding

The Environment Agency for Wales has issued a warning to people in Wrexham to be alert for disruption from possible flooding as heavy, persistent rain is forecast from early today.

North East Wales is likely to bare the brunt of the heavy showers and the agency is warning people to be on their guard.

On Wednesday drivers experienced delays near Coedpoeth after rain caused drains to overflow, flooding the Ruthin Road.

The night before stormy weather caused a fuse to blow leaving people living near The Holt Lodge without power for several hours.

Following recent heavy rain across many parts of Wales, the ground remains saturated which increases the risk of flooding today.

It could cause rivers to respond and rise quickly and also lead to surface water flooding from drains and small streams.

The Environment Agency has strongly advised people not to walk or drive through any flooding and to steer clear of fast flowing water as it can be particularly hazardous.

Officers will be deployed today ahead of the forecast rain to check debris screens and remove blockages to allow water to flow away more quickly and to make sure that flood defences are operating effectively.

The Agency will continue to monitor the situation closely in case of further disruption.

For the latest on flood alerts and warnings go to http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/flood or call Floodline on 0845 988 1188.