Flooding update: ‘Council Officers are currently dealing with a number of issues and concerns due to the high levels of rainfall’
Councillor David A Bithell, Lead Member for Environment & Transport at Wrexham Council, has been in touch with an update from the council’s streetscene team who are currently out and have attended the following flooding issues in the last few hours.
Issues in Wrexham are listed as:
– Tree down chapel-lane in Llay, subsequent road closure
– Cleared the flooding Chester Road and Rhosddu Roundabout.
– Cefn road closed from Abenbury roundabout due to river busting banks by 5 Fords.
– Various flooding Priory Street wrexham
– B5426 Eyton flood signs out due high water
Cllr Bithell said, “Council officers are currently dealing with a number of issues and concerns due to the high levels of rainfall in the last 24 hours where there is a Yellow warning for surface water flooding. The met office have given the following advice and we would ask that you take an extra few minutes on your journeys. Our staff will be monitoring these areas during tonight and tomorrow.”
The weather advice provided includes:
– Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
– Where flooding occurs, there is a slight chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services
– There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings
– There is a small chance that some communities become cut off by flooded roads
Earlier this evening the Council Leader Mark Pritchard was in touch:
Council Leader Mark Pritchard is ‘out and about’ regarding the flooding response, has told us the situation is 1in100 year style event and wants to give a “big thanks to all council staff” many of whom are 'absolutely soaked’ as they try and resolve issues cropping up in the area
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Tomorrow is set for more rain, but currently forecasts are predicting a drier time during 10am-4pm, however there is still a yellow weather warning of “spells of heavy and persistent rain have the potential to bring flooding and disruption to transport in places.”
Top pic via Schmoozer of the work taking place on the Rhosddu roundabout.
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