Roads closed across Flintshire as storm Christoph bring deluge of rain and snow
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.
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 #ThankYou pic.twitter.com/61twWlUMlG
— PC Thomas Hough (@NWPThomasHough) January 20, 2021
A55 at Dobshill, this afternoon there was a lane closure due to flooding, now … pic.twitter.com/5WBfysmlBZ
— DEESIDE.com (@DeesideDotCom) January 20, 2021
@DeesideDotCom it’s snowing well in Buckley 😃 pic.twitter.com/roTeQQzQCy
— Wendy Hall (@wendygriff64) January 20, 2021
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.
I am been contacted from people across Flintshire asking for help and Sand Bags if you can’t get hold of your own County Councillor to help call 01352701234 or if your life is at risk call 999.I have enough to do on my own patch sorry!
— @BernieAttridge (@bernieattridge) January 20, 2021
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.
⚠️Shotwick Lights ⚠️#A494 – #A550 Shotwick lights large amounts of surface water in the area.
Please proceed with care if you are making an essential journey today. pic.twitter.com/FE86zhrcWU
— Traffic Wales North & Mid #KeepWalesSafe (@TrafficWalesN) January 20, 2021
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