Posted: Fri 26th Nov 2021

Updated: Fri 26th Nov

14 mile diversion announced as A5 & A483 viaducts to close due to high winds for people living in or visiting the wrexham area

UPDATE: Traffic Wales have updated this evening to say the A483 from J1 to A5 Gledrid Roundabout will now be closed in both directions from 10pm tonight to 3am tomorrow “due to extremely high winds affecting the Dee & Ceiriog viaducts”.

Original information below…

Traffic Wales have announced a sizeable diversion overnight until 6am tomorrow, along with a possible 30MPH restriction through until Sunday evening.

A Met Office amber weather warning across North Wales – including Wrexham – is in place from midnight tonight until 9am in the morning.

In a short statement on social media Traffic Wales said, “We’re arranging traffic management on the A5 Ceiriog & A483 Dee Viaduct to prepare for high winds from #StormArwen 💨”

“Southbound lane closures in place from A483 J1 from 2pm to support a precautionary full closure both direction tonight 21:00-06:00”

“The traffic management needs to be set out now while winds are lower. A full closure is required due to wind speeds as a precautionary measure.”

“Please note that due to the landslip on B5605 Newbridge the diversion route has been extended.”

“Think is your journey essential?”

Privately an email update has been circulated, not to, that also notes a 30MPH speed restriction across both viaducts will ‘highly likely be required’ to be in place from this afternoon until Sunday night.

The above map was provided of diversion routes – with the black line showing the normal diversion route that is closed due to the ongoing unrectified Newbridge landslip from the start of this year.

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