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Trees down and roads blocked as strong winds hit Wrexham

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Saturday, Feb 9th, 2019.

Strong winds Wrexham have caused travel delays this morning, with several roads blocked due to fallen and cancellations to some train services.

UPDATE 12:45pm: We’ve spoken to the leader of Wrexham Council, Cllr Mark Pritchard, who told us: “Our crews were aware that the high winds were coming and they were prepared to responded.

“I’d like to thank them for working tirelessly to ensure that roads remain open and that our crews can continue to respond to incidents.”

Update: More pictures have been sent in, with the below of a large tree that has fallen on a house on Little Acton Drive:

On Queens Square a large tree has fallen, destroying an advertising sign

A view from another angle shows it has ‘made an impression’ and hit a bear!

Further up on Lord Street a smaller tree has broken:

Hannah has tweeted us the worst picture so far though:

Original update below…

Across Wrexham gusts have reached over 50mph, with a Met Office yellow weather warning in place until 2pm this afternoon.

Locally a number of trees have fallen down overnight and this morning, with some roads in the area blocked as a result.

NWP Wrexham Rural say a large tree fell down on Minera Road in Brymbo near the Ffrwd Pub overnight – causing the road to close in both directions until the tree had been removed.

Elsewhere the Old Wrexham Road in Gresford is blocked, with Cllr Andrew Atkinson sending us the image below this morning.

A tree has also come down on the Old Mold Road between Gwersyllt and the B&Q Roundabout, with one side of the road closed while removal work takes place. We’re told the tree came down before 7am this morning.

North Wales Police say: “Mold Road and Old Mold Road in Gwersyllt have now been reopened.

“Please drive carefully and consider the road conditions this morning.”

Picture taken by Paul Turnbull

Another tree is also down on the Chester Road / Prices Lane Roundabout near town.

A fallen tree on the train track at Caergwrle is also causing issues on the Wrexham to Bidston route, with delays expected to be in place until 10am.

A number of people in the Coedpoeth area are also reporting a power cut due to the weather:

The Met Office say: “A swathe of very strong westerly winds is expected to move east through Saturday morning, easing from the west during the day.

“Inland gusts of 55 mph are expected quite widely, with some places having gusts to 70 mph, more particularly around exposed coasts and hills.”

*Picture: Laura Evison

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