A band of snow passed over Wrexham in the early hours of this morning, and is set to continue until around 10:30am.
The fall is not as bad, nor is it predicted to be as bad as last months snow which resulted in several days of problems.
Main roads are clear currently, however side roads are turning white.
Arriva Buses Wales say as of 11:20am “Due to severe weather conditions in Wrexham. Service 3 and 4 Penycae are terminating at Rhos”.
As of 11:30 GHA Coaches announce a service suspension saying “No services are able to serve routes 15 & 15A between Wrexham and Brymbo or 17 Wrexham and Moss.” They also say x50 x52 services between Wrexham and Ruthin have been suspended due to poor road conditions.
Arriva have further updated saying “Service 3 and 4 to Penaycae are terminating at Rhos. Service 12 and 13 running to Brymbo as far as Gwalia Road Pentre Broughton only. Service 14 Brymbo via Tan y Fron – no Tan y Fron and terminating at the Plantation Brymbo.”
There was a local report (not by us!) that all local schools are open, however this has been removed from the internet as of course it is half term!
We have just been out and about to take stock of the roads around town. The bypass is sludgy at best, with the outside lane white in parts. This is affecting traffic flow, with Gresford Hill up/down moving at around 35mph. Town roads are operational however are again sludgy. The brown sludge does not appear to be due to grit, rather just cars driving over snowfall.
Pavements have a coating of snow but have a dangerous layer of water underneath, and we have already seen several people fall over.
We are told going north past Rossett has roads ‘clear and normal’ however from the Rossett interchange southwards the snow has created problems.
Traffic is light, with many people choosing not to venture out, however there are still cars out there with no sidelights on or windscreens that have not been cleared!
A car ended up in the central reservation of the A483 bypass around 1:30pm today. The crash involved a Scania lorry and a Vauxhall Insignia. Police say no-one was hurt.
This is the current LIVE view of Yorke Street in the town centre: