Posted: Fri 20th Oct 2023

Current road closures as widespread flooding hits Flintshire

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Oct 20th, 2023

A large number of roads and either closed or only passable with care due to flooding.

The Met Office has issued several weather warnings as Storm Babet brings substantial rainfall to the region.

A yellow warning for heavy rain covers North Wales, Central and Northern England and remains in effect until 6am on Saturday. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌‌‌​‍‌​‌​‌‌​​‍‌​​‌‌‌‌​‍‌​​​​‌‌​‍‌​‌​‌​‌‌‍‌​​‌​‌‌‌‍‌​​‌‌​‌​‍‌​​​​‌‌​‍‌​‌‌‌‌‌​‍‌​​​‌‌​‌‍‌​​‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌​‌​‌‌‍‌​​‌​‌‌‌‍‌​​‌​‌‌​‍‌​​‌‌​‌​‍‌​​​‌​​‌‍‌​​‌‌​‌​‍‌​​​‌‌​​

Update 3.40pm: North Wales Police has issued a list of current road closures – 

A5118 Padeswood Rd, Padeswood
Padeswood Lake Rd (off A5104) Golf Course, Padeswood
A541 Wrexham Dual, Plas Teg
A541 Pontblyddyn
B5125 Chester Rd – Hawarden to Broughton (RTC)
A548 Oakenholt by Yacht
A550 Penyffordd
A55 – off slip – Northop (Celtic Arms)
Jct off Gas Lane/ Woodlands Road, Mold
Kelsterton Lane, Connahs Quay
Park Ave / Gwernaffield Rd / Hawthorne Ave, Mold
Old London Rd – Top of Gadlys Lane/Sandy Lane, Bagillt
A549 Dirty Mile, Dobshill
B5123 Nant Rd / Hendre Quarry/ Rhosesmor Hill

A North Wales Police spokesperson said: “We are continuing to work with Emergency Service and Local Authority partners across north Wales to ensure a co-ordinated approach to the weather conditions.”

“Our response to incidents is based upon the threat, harm and risk to life. We are currently experiencing a very high volume of calls and would ask that in the first instance, you check our social media channels for updates.”

“This will allow us to deal with urgent and emergency calls faster.”

Earlier update:

Heavy flooding has affected the region, and the following is a list of reported closures and issues as of 12:15pm, the situation is however evolving rapidly.

  • A541 Pontblyddyn: Road is impassable due to flooding.
  • A550 Penyffordd: Road closed because of flooding.
  • A5104 Chester Road Broughton: Road closure and heavy traffic reported due to an accident.
  • A5104 Mold Road Broughton: Road is closed because of flooding.
  • A548 Chester Road Flint: Road is currently impassable due to flooding.
  • A55 North Wales Expressway J36 (Warren Bank Interchange): Exit slip road is closed because of flooding.
  • Main road Higher Kinnerton: The road is impassable because of flooding, resulting in queueing traffic.
  • A5118 Chester Road Padeswood: Road conditions are just passable with slow traffic reported, due to flooding.
  • A55 J33A Brookside (Northop Hall East): A lane on the entry slip road is closed due to flooding.
  • Bretton Lane Bretton: The road is just passable with queueing traffic reported, due to flooding.
  • Manor Lane Hawarden: Current conditions make the road just passable because of flooding.
  • B5125 Chester Road Hawarden: The road is closed with queueing traffic due to accident investigation work.
  • A550 Dobshill: Earlier reports of flooding; however, the road is now passable.
  • New Brighton Road Sychdyn: Road is impassable because of flooding.

[Photo: Killens Lane, Shotton – Matt Francis]

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