Amber snow alert issued for Flintshire
An amber weather warning for Flintshire has been issued with heavy snowfall expected to continue throughout the day.
A yellow weather warning had been in place since the start of the week.
All schools in the county are closed today as a result of the adverse weather conditions.
However the Met Office this morning upgraded it to amber – with the snow expected to cause “significant disruption” today and into Friday.
The warning is in place between midday and 9am tomorrow morning.
Conditions are also forecast to turn icy.
The weather warning is in place across large parts of north Wales and mid Wales.
The Met Office said: “Snow is expected to become persistent and, at times, heavy again later Thursday afternoon onwards into early Friday.
“During this time, many places are likely to see 10-20 cm of snow with a chance of up to 30 cm falling, this most likely over higher ground above 200 metres.
“As well as snow, freezing rain is possible giving icy conditions in the south of the warning area, bringing additional hazards to infrastructure and travel.”
What to expect
- Travel delays on roads are likely, stranding some vehicles and passengers
- Some delays and cancellations to rail and bus services are likely
- There is a good chance that some rural communities could become cut off
- Power cuts are likely and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected
- Injuries from slips and falls are likely on icy surfaces