Flash Floods And Thunder Hit Wrexham On Friday

Earlier this afternoon a sudden burst of rain, hail and thunder resulted in flooding around the town.

At around 3pm there were rumbles of thunder, which quickly turned into heavy downpours of rain, with one person describing the rain as ‘Biblical’.

Roads around the town have been left with standing water, with some areas suffering particularly from the flooding. One person even got in touch to say the sudden storm had managed to set off their mother-in-laws car alarm!

There are also reports of floods in some areas of Cefn-y-Bedd, parts of Llangollen and also by the Kings Mill. Traffic is also starting to build up in some parts of town, with one person contacting us to say to avoid the route from Wrexham to Caergrwle.

Carl Thornton has sent us this video of the flooding at Kings Mill earlier this afternoon:

Ceri Hopkins sent us this picture of flooding on Hightown Road
Ceri Hopkins sent us this picture of flooding on Hightown Road

 

@laurenmills7 sent us this picture of flooding near Kingsmills which is starting to cause traffic
@laurenmills7 sent us this picture of flooding near Kingsmills which is starting to cause traffic

 

Asda floods
After 10 minutes of rain fall the Asda petrol station started to flood

 

Robert Reeves
@meggy_reeves Tweeted this picture of some of the flooding outside of their house
@jennymoss46 sent us this picture of the rain in the town centre
@jennymoss46 sent us this picture of the rain in the town centre

 

@xJasminLiax Tweeted is this picture of the traffic from Wrexham to Caergwrle
@xJasminLiax Tweeted is this picture of the traffic from Wrexham to Caergwrle
Oliver Evans sent us this picture of flooding outside St. Christopher's school
Oliver Evans sent us this picture of flooding outside St. Christopher’s school

 

Below is a screen grab of Rain Today showing a heavy band of rain that is going to pass over the town again. It is expected to carry on until at least 7pm (which is as far as Rain Today is currently showing!)

Rain Today

If you’re out and about tonight, then drive safe as there’s still lots of standing water on the roads!

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