Posted: Wed 20th Jan 2021

Roads closed across Flintshire as storm Christoph bring deluge of rain and snow

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Jan 20th, 2021


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North Wales Police have said, “We are working extremely hard with the local agencies, fire service & councils. The weather is getting very extreme & shows no signs of holding up, please keep to essential journeys only & plan ahead. Our control room is also busy, please utilise web chat facilities.”

Heavy snowfall is now being reported across parts of Flintshire.

No further updates from Flintshire council regarding weather situation across the county earlier this afternoon they did  has said there are a number of emergency road closures in place, they are:

-A5105 outside the Airbus entrance in Broughton has been closed.

-Manor Lane, Hawarden

-A548 Coast Road – Tan Lan

-A548 Coast Road – Mostyn

-A5118 Chester Road – Padewood

-A541 Wrexham Road Llong to Pontblyddyn

-High Street – Bagillt

– A541 both ways between A494 (Wylfa roundabout) and A5104. Affecting traffic between the centre of Mold and Wrexham.

“Works are underway to clear the surface water and reopen the roads as soon as possible.”

Previous report: Flooding is causing problems for drivers on stretches of A548 Coast Road in Flintshire this afternoon.

Heavy rain is causing difficult driving conditions on some of the region’s main roads.

The Met Office has warned there’s a “real risk of flooding” as Storm Christoph hits the UK with weather warning issued up to Thursday morning.

Latest traffic report states: “Flooding on A548 Chester Road between A547 Nant Drive (Nant Hall) and B5129 Kelsterton Road (Connah’S Quay Turn Off).

There are several reports of flooding at various points along this stretch, including through Flint, Greenfield and Llanerch-y-Mor.

There is flooding on A548 Bagillt Road around B5121 Greenfield Road.

A car had to be pushed out of flood water by firefighters at Llanerch-y-Mor.

Police have warned the road is partially blocked between Ffynnongroyw and Gronant due to flooding.

There are also reports of flooding on Mostyn Road near The Old Tavern Inn.

Ange told us: “It’s terrible on the Coast Road Greenfield to Mostyn, I just come through after finishing work.”

North Flintshire Police team has asked drivers to be “vigilant and to reduce their speed on wet roads to avoid displacing surface water into near by properties as they pass.”

There’s also reports of standing water on the A494 and A550.

Thanks to Nicky for use of the photo above.

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