News bangor-on-dee-floods

Overnight saw more heavy rain on already sodden ground. With lag time of run off now meaning rivers are well in flood (See our report here yesterday) we will be monitoring the flooding situation in and around Wrexham.

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5:20pm Good news the rain is holding off, and looks clear for the hours ahead! Outside Lindop in Bradley is reportedly flooded without street lighting. We are keeping an eye on roads this evening…

3:30pm Flood warnings still in place, as they have been for the last couple of days, on the Lower Dee but it seems as the rain has held off the situation out there has improved greatly around Wrexham.

2:44pm Reports are emerging that a body of an elderly lady has been found in a house in St Asaph today.

2:20pm The latest on the Environment Agency site is “Flood defences are now in operation and the situation on site is being constantly monitored. River levels at Farndon are rising and are expected to do so for the next 18 hours. River levels at Manley Hall are rising and are expected to do so for the next 2 hours. In addition to the area detailed, some localised flooding problems may result from surface water.

1:44pm The A525 Bangor on Dee has closed due to the severe weather. North Wales Police have also said “Up to 15 premises in lower part of Rhuddlan, are being evacuated as precautionary measure over concern that river Clwyd may break its bank. Meanwhile the water levels on the river Elwy at St Asaph are slowly receding.”

1:30pm Ruthin is also suffering with flooding, and people have been evacuated. Wrexham.com was told “the new relief road in Ruthin flooded as is the new housing estate built next to it. They have had a new flood relief scheme in Ruthin so either it failed or not good enough.” We have also spotted, and not seen it mentioned elsewhere yet, that the sewage works in St Asaph appears to be flooded.

Marc Jones posted on our Facebook page saying “Awful for the people involved. But interesting to see many of the homes being evacuated are on modern estates – how many, like Glasdir in Ruthin, have been built on flood plains? Councils granted planning permission for too many homes without detailed flood assessments”.

1pm Garry Collins has been in touch with the below picture saying “getting higher in Bangor on Dee about a hour ago roads being shut”.
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12:52pm Arriva Buses Wales says “Weather Disruptions – Service 14 from Wrexham-Brymbo, only serving upto Tanyfron due to flooding on Southsea Road.”

12:30pm North Wales Police have said “Members of the public are advised to follow the advice of the Environment Agency on what to do in event of flooding on http://www.nwales-fireservice.org.uk/keeping-you-safe/near-water/advice.aspx?lang=en

12:00am Llan-y-pwll area is suffering a powercut , unsure if weather / flood related. Scottish Power says its a ‘fault’ and due back on about 2:45pm.

11:45am Good news – The rain radar is showing us that this afternoon is due to be clear with only the odd spot of rain – in contrast to the last few days of full on rain.

11:31am We have just been out and about and are pleased to report that the weather has held off and things seem ‘static’. The Alyn is high but not quite up to earlier in the year levels, plus the Gwenfro in the town centre is still inside its culvert. Stephen Lush has sent this picture saying “two cars stuck by Wrexham Industrial Estate”:
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Local driving instructor Graham Edwards from GEARS sent us this video of the River Alyn in full flow by Burton:

10:20am More on this morning in Plas Madoc with Jim Ward saying it “had quite a pond near the amenities centre, police had to block off both ends of the road, the drains were backing up that hard that the rain water was actually shooting back out to about 2 foot in the air.”

10:15am WrexhamUsedCars.co.uk sent us this picture from Burton in Rossett of the Alyn:
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10:10am Anna Gronnow sent us this picture from St Asaph where evacuations are taking place saying “roads by st Asaph shocking – this is the road under the a55 st Asaph, route to rhudlan!”
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10am - Tomas Jones from vintagefootballshirts.com has been in touch with these pictures of Bangor On Dee saying “Bangor mile closed”:

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