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Wednesday flood updates: More bad weather on the way – police urge you to stay in tonight

6pm Main roads are looking fine through rush hour locally. We are wrapping up the live updates, however going by the weather forecast it looks like we could be in for a repeat shortly.

5:15pm North Wales Police are urging you to stay put tonight, with more bad weather in store tonight and over night.

Supt. Jane Banham from North Wales Police said they have had a ‘high volume of calls’ today and are expecting more later, with the weather set to deteriorate.

They added they expect the worst affected areas to be the lower dee valley and Wrexham.

5:11pm Looking at the rush hour roads it appears the major issues have passed, for now.

4:30pm Forecasts have the big band of rain heading this way due from 7pm onwards…

4:08pm Ken has sent us these pics saying “I’ve never seen The Clywedog raging like this in Nant Mill”

Update 3:44pm: A new addition to the front page of the council’s website – takes you to the My Wrexham system!

Update 3:15pm Some dodgy driving on Wrexham’s roads, take it easy out there, there is no knowing what has been lifted/wrecked by the flood water!

Update 2:55pm: The major roads appear to be flowing fine, however there are still issues on trains due to problems out of area.

Update 1:44pm: Still pretty drizzly out there and there’s more rain forecast.

For those wondering about trains, Transport for Wales have tweeted to say that services on the Wrexham Central to Bidston line are running at a reduced speed.

The Shrewsbury to Chester and Chester to Crewe lines are both currently closed.

Update 1:30p,: Just a reminder that Wrexham Council are asking people to report any issues of flooding via their online web form.

Update 12:30pm: Mike has sent us the below images of The Alyn restaurant, which runs alongside the River Alyn in Rossett.

Police have confirmed that the river has burst its banks on the Manor Lane area and is asking people to avoid the area.

Update: North Wales Fire and Rescue Service have given an update to their work overnight, saying they were called to various flooding incidents last night and this morning, and have been working with partners to assist residents and properties affected by the severe weather.

Unsurprisingly they say the areas worst affected by flooding were the Wrexham and Flintshire areas.

Crews have been in attendance overnight pumping water near to a caravan park in Llangollen that was at a risk of flooding after receiving a call at 18.31hrs last night.

Firefighters are also still at the scene of flooding affecting a properties on Bagillt Road, Greenfield – crews were called at 06.48hrs this morning (Wednesday 12th) and seven properties were evacuated.

They add that members of the public are advised to stay away from fast flowing watercourses and not to drive through flooded roads.

Update: North Wales Police have tweeted the below about a road closure in Rossett area. Motorists are being asked to avoid the area.

Due to a high number of calls Wrexham Council are urging people to use their webform to report any issues of flooding.

This will go straight to the council’s Street Scene department.

ORIGINAL: After heavy overnight rain the Council have issued a fresh flood update this morning, with several road closures in place and trains cancelled.

Cllr David A Bithell Lead Member environment and transport said that officers have received 15 calls in the last 2 hours since 5am to deal with flooding issues across the county and their standby officer has been out all night.

Cllr Bithell said: “In particular the link road from borras roundabout to Gresford Roundabout is closed heading to Gresford roundabout, our gully emptier is on route to pump water off the link road.

“Cefn Road was closed last night, reports of people ignoring road closure signs and getting stuck in water, fire service are assisting with vehicles.”

“Again please take extra care when travelling on the roads and allow extra time for your journeys the met office have issued a yellow warning for rain today.”

Cllr Bithell also updated to say, “no trains running at Wrexham this morning to Liverpool, Shrewsbury or Chester due to flooding”

Police have said: “Good Morning, weather and road conditions are atrocious. Please slow down wherever you may be going. Assess the need for your journey, drive to the conditions and your driving ability. Please DO NOT ignore any road closure signs. Think Safety.”

Sadie has sent us the below image saying: “Erddig Rd next to St Joseph’s High School is flooded again this morning, despite the best effort of the council and residents to relieve some of the water yesterday. The water off the highway flooded driveways off Erddig Rd last night so sandbags are back in situ.”

All schools in Wrexham County Borough are open, however up the road in Flintshire one (Sandycroft) has had to close due to drains overflowing.

The good news is on the rain radar it shows the huge band of rain shifting west from about 9am with just light showers after that. Early evening could see heavy rain yet again.

Further updates are expected during the morning.

Thanks to Ben for the top picture of the link road closure.



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