Posted: Tue 11th Jun 2019

Updated: Tue 11th Jun

Heavy rain causes flooding across parts of Wrexham – councillor says there is a “disaster waiting to happen” for people living in or visiting the wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Jun 11th, 2019

Heavy rainfall overnight and this morning has resulted in localised flooding across the county borough.

A number of roads in Wrexham are impassable to drivers and pedestrians, with a number of people contacting this morning about issues across the highway network.

The Erddig area seems to have been particularly affected, with Sadie sending us the below image stating: “Erddig Road next to St Joseph’s High School is flooded again this morning.

“Heads up to any pedestrians and people wishing to travel along it this morning.”

Nick also sent this image stating that it is “unsafe for pupils and residents”.

Yesterday reported that the Met Office had issued a yellow weather warning for Wednesday and Thursday. However this has now been extended to cover most of today as well.

Speaking at this morning’s executive board, Offa councillor Alun Jenkins called for more sandbags and water to be pumped away after flooding in the Erddig area.

Cllr Jenkins offered his apologies for being late as was doing urgent ward work, noting that there was a ‘disaster waiting to happen’ on Erddig Road with several houses in danger of flooding. He has been speaking to WCBC’s Environment Dept asking for urgent action there.

Lead member for environment and transport, Cllr David A Bithell said that the council is aware of issues across county due to significant rainfall over the night and will keep councillors updated.

He also noted that Erddig Road was being reviewed and that although there was no ” internal flooding as yet” there are three or four other properties that are being monitored.

Chief executive Ian Bancroft added that emergency planning elements are keeping an eye on things and updates are being provided to members. He was also keen to note it is not a maintenance issue but due to the unusual rain.

*Pictured: The new pond on Mold Road this morning.

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