Posted: Sun 23rd Aug 2015

Updated: Sun 23rd Aug

Floods After Major Storm Hits Wrexham for people living in or visiting the wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Sunday, Aug 23rd, 2015

Wrexham was hit by very heavy rain, with thunder and lightning this evening resulting in flooding to some areas.

Update 9:30pm: We have just been around the area and the major routes have returned to normal, whereas back roads still have the usual remnants of large puddles encroaching. There is now a tremendous amount of steam rising from the roads due to the warmth out there, creating a peculiar fog! Further heavy rain and possible storms, although not as big as what hit earlier, are predicted for overnight so anyone out and about please stay safe!

More updates below…

Natasha has sent us this picture from Holt Road, “Just to inform you, holt road is flooded.”


Nigel has posted on our Facebook page saying he has taken things into his own hands: “Just cleared the drainage grid and lifted it to allow the water and leaves to drain away due to the fact that the council fail to maintain the drainage system here in Whitegate because they wont take problem trees away which are not only damaging cars but also creating flooding issues for more than 30yrs. Two and half foot of water gone in 15 mins. Conner Crescent no longer a swimming pool.”

Jenna sent us this photo set, including a leg shot as indicator of how deep the water was saying: ” Deva Way is knee deep. My car got stuck and had to get out and push it! Water is going over the top of cars”.


We have been sent this picture from Whitegate showing the water half way up car wheels:

Told “Spar in Gresford closed, two fire engines in attendance. Flooding in village centre at pedestrian crossing.”

Reagan in Tan y Coed in Caia said: “My house is flooded!” but thankfully then clarified “nothing a big brush can’t handle”

Two pics from Marie of the flooding in Acton by the shops on Rhosnesni Lane, with another update from Danny saying: “Kings mills flooded with car in the middle of it not moving with hazard lights on, didn’t look great for the driver!!”



We have been sent this video from Caia showing flooding during and in the aftermath of the storm, with drains overflowing across peoples lawns. Thanks to Cazz and Mary for sending them in.

The intensity of the storm was unusual:

During the storm many people were taking pictures, videos and making observations…

Earlier this evening we predicted what was to come….

Thanks to Phil for the very top picture.

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