Posted: Fri 17th Jun 2016

Rail lines shut as flooding hits Deeside closing the main A548 road through to Flint

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Jun 17th, 2016

[vc_row equal_height=”yes”][vc_column][vc_column_text]Another day of torrential downpours saw roads in Shotton flooded, railway lines closed and the main A548 road between Connah’s Quay and Flint shut with the stormy weather causing widespread disruption. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Green Lane in Shotton was one of the worse affected streets which was left under several inches of water following torrential downpours during Thursday afternoon. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Green Lane, Shotton. – picture by Kim Louise Martin ‏(twitter/leochane)l

The railway line between Shotton and Flint was closed during the course of the afternoon due to flooding, trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Llandudno were affected and those people travelling South on Virgin Trains West Coast services were advised to make their way to Chester to catch London-bound trains. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Police closed the A548 in Oakenholt between Church Street and the Connah’s Quay turn off, because of flooding and rising water near to the new Croes Atti housing estate. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Speculation locally suggests the flooding was the worst seen on the particularly stretch of road since the new housing development was completed ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Picture: Facebook.com/FlintCRT/

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Picture: Facebook.com/FlintCRT/

Picture: Facebook.com/FlintCRT/

Eleven volunteer Coastguard Rescue Officers carried out welfare checks on all residents living on the new Croes Atti estate as well as Gardners Row, Bennets Row and other properties along Chester Road. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Picture: Facebook.com/FlintCRT/

Picture: Facebook.com/FlintCRT/

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Picture: Facebook.com/FlintCRT/

Picture: Facebook.com/FlintCRT/

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Sandbags were used to protect some properties who’s occupants appear to be well drilled in how to deal with flood waters due to the frequency of incidents over recent years. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Coastguard units left the scene of the flooding late on Thursday evening however they remain on stand by should conditions deteriorate. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Commenting on their Facebook page a Flint Coastguard spokesperson said: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“This was a multi agency response working with North Wales Police, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service and Flintshire County Council.
Many thanks to all who attended and also to the local residents and other members of public for your co-operation and patience.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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