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Wrexham Snow Updates – Saturday 23rd March

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Saturday, Mar 23rd, 2013.

It does not need us telling you that the snow is still here, and more has fallen. We will be continuing to collate information and imagery, plus forecast information to try and help out as much as possible.

We will be updating this page with Wrexham Snow Updates – please email us on news@wrexham.com , tweet @wrexham or post on our forums with updates and we will collate them on here!

The latest updates are at the top, and we are collating pictures from throughout the day further down the page…

Update 10PM
The snow appears to have stopped for now. Expect things to remain quiet for a few hours before another band of snow looks to be moving our way in the early hours of the morning.

For Wrexham fans travelling down to Wembley tomorrow fingers crossed things won’t get any worse. It might take some effort (and shoveling) to get there but we’re sure it’ll be worth it!

Update 5pm
Annoyingly the strip of red is moving from the south east to the north west, therefore snow will keep coming throughout the evening:

Sara Tate has said “The residents of Pendine Estate are showing great neighbourly spirit by clearing the roads to get to Wembley in the morning…all except Cheviot Close! Please can you put a shout out for helpers as I’m trying to dig myself out from the top of the cul de sac all the way to the bottom by myself!”

We have been sent the following picture from Pandy of the A483 as of about 12:30pm, showing efforts being made to clear it – thanks to Charlotte Robertson’s Dad for the picture!

The radar image for midday today, showing a smaller band of snow passing overhead. The band is travelling from the south today rather than the south west as it was yesterday.
sat rain radar

Snow is due to ease off mid afternoon, with light flurries throughout the evening. Snow will continue into the early hours however much lighter than we have seen in the last 24 hours. We attempted to measure the depth of snow in town this morning however lost a normal sized ruler while doing so!

Good news for Wrexham FC fans and anyone looking to travel is that the main routes in and out of town appear passable despite smaller routes being in poor condition. Wrexham fan Rich Jones says “Chester to Euston trains seem to be running sound, not much snow outside of Wrexham (in comparison)”.

Wrexham to Chester trains are running fine! Check out the picture of MP Ian Lucas further down…!

Council’s Emergency Planning team including Wrexham Football Club and Glyndwr Uni are working together to start clearing snow from the Uni’s car parks this afternoon. They say “It is therefore anticipated that the University grounds will be available to get fans away on Sunday morning as planned.”

The club say plans for bus travel is going ahead “Having spoken with the company organising the coaches, they are pushing head with plans to get coaches to all the pick-up points as planned for departure as scheduled. The coaches themselves are being requested to approved at points earlier that initially ordered, but we would ask all supporters to be patient. ”

S4C have confirmed the earlier rumours that it will be shown LIVE on TV at 3pm.

As of midday we are told “A483,A55,M53 Wrexham to Chester and Wirral all good – no delays”.

Arriva say “All Wrexham buses are NOT operating due to snow. That’s the 1,3,4,7,8,10,11,12,13,14,26,27,x94 Wrexham services.”

David sent us this picture of the A483 this morning.

David sent us this picture of the A483 this morning.

Ruabon and Johnstown areas have been without power overnight, with one report that Holt was also affected.

Tesco and Asda are open and we are told they have no shortages.

Wrexham Carers remind us all “Knock on your neighbours door and check they are ok, whatever their age, even if you’ve never spoken to them before ”

We’ve been inundated with your pictures today so here’s a selection of what we’ve had in:-

Victoria Chowdhury is bucking the economic trend by starting a new business! A hotel in Garden Village…oh by the way it’s an igloo – any takers?


Here is Garden Village shops earlier today:
gareden village shops

Mai Moulton sent in this pic of a rather fetching Easter Bunny in Acton (looks like he’s been eating a few eggs!).


This afternoon we were sent this picture of a snowman considering going to Wembley by Craig Jones:

Siân Hughes says “This man deserves a medal thankyou whoever you are!” after he cleared snow in Minera.

This is a mini roundabout – we think in Brymbo – that has been converted by locals into a snow fort:

Daniel Simons braved the town centre this morning, and took these shots around 11am:

Dan sent us this picture of Island Green snowed under this morning:

Annabel Lansom ‏says “Community spirit alive in Llay, whole of Birch court cleared by Army of neighbours, we can get out!” St.Giles Park, Gwersyllt has seen people pull together in a similar way:
St Giles Park Gwersyllt

Wrexham’s local MP Ian Lucas has tweeted this picture of him at Wrexham General station on his way to watch the reds at Wembley tomorrow:
ian lucas wfc station

Chris Lewis ‏said “Even the gritters can’t handle Coedpoeth” saying this one got stuck:
stuck gritter coedpoeth

Alan from Brymbo has been in touch with the following picture of the view down Dyke Street from the Bus Stop. We are told “A snowplough had been down the street at 5am, so this is the snowfall in 5hours”:

View down Dyke Street from the Bus Stop

Victoria sent the following snow made chicken run picture saying “A photo of my mum’s chickens stuck in the snow in Pentre Broughton”:
snowy chickens

This is the current state of Sainsburys car park on Plas Coch:

Natalie Ann Downes sent us this picture of the main road into Glyn ceiriog B4500:

Michelle Firth said “Car abandoned on roundabout in Plas Brymbo – facing wrong way! Postman and Police struggled to pass it.” Picture:

Natalie sent us this picture of Llangollen Rd in Acrefair showing some routes are passable, this was taken around half ten:

Melissa Flanagan praised Wrexham Council saying “Excellent speedy response to fallen tree by ours! Impressive!”

Ally Owen sent us a link to this video of Ruabon this morning:

Natalie sent us this picture at 10:30am from Acrefair:

Paul Griffiths sent us this picture just after 10am saying “Tree covering the road near the cemetery in rhosymedre! Roads still pretty bad out there peeps!”

Laura Swift has sent us this picture of conditions in Penycae:

Further out Michael Griffiths said “Llandegla has an isolated feel to it. Our estate is impassable” and sent this picture:

Phil Roberts ‏sent this picture saying “Tractor attempted to clear roads up in Brymbo but gave up!”

JB from Garden Village sent us this image from 8am saying “Unless absolutely necessary, do not drive today, yesterday was bad, today is far worse. Snow is still coming down, the only cars that seem to be making an easy pass are 4wd vehicles.” He also told us a delivery truck to the shops there got stuck for around 45 minutes and had to be dug out.

You can read our updates from 6am to 11:30pm for yesterday by clicking here.

To discuss the weather in Wrexham there is a thread on our forums – you can join in by clicking here!

We will be updating this page with Wrexham Snow Updates – please email us on news@wrexham.com , tweet @wrexham or post on our forums with updates and we will collate them on here!

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