Posted: Fri 8th Dec 2017

Snow and ice in Flintshire – updates….

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Dec 8th, 2017

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The first significant bit of snow to hit Flintshire this winter has seen 59 schools close so far in the county.

Forecasters have issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice today for Flintshire.

Driving conditions particularly on the A55 Flint /Holywell were poor during rush hour.

Gritters have been out over night treating up to 400 miles of road surface prior to the predicted ice and snow fall.

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Police are asking  drivers to avoid A55 at Rhuallt Hill due to deteriorating weather conditions and a collision on the westbound carriageway.

The A55 has been closed at junction 31 for Prestatyn A5151 and Caerwys B5122 is closed.

There are 10 miles of of reported queues westbound from around Brynford and 4 miles of queues eastbound from St Asaph.

In a update on social media police said:

“We are re-iterating once again for motorists to avoid the due to the adverse weather. Officers are at the scene. Nearby roads will also be busy due to diverted traffic. Only travel if necessary”

 

Latest travel report:

Hazardous driving conditions and queueing traffic due to snow and earlier accident, two cars involved on A55 Eastbound between J27 A525 The Roe (St Asaph) and J30 (Travellers Inn). All lanes have been re-opened.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″ css=”.vc_custom_1512726085942{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column_text]12:53[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”5/6″ css=”.vc_custom_1512724885789{margin-top: 20px !important;margin-left: 30px !important;}”][vc_column_text]Police are advising motorists to avoid the A55 Rhuallt Hill due to deteriorating conditions. Collision reported on the w/bound carriageway.

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Coleg Cambria  say they have closed the following sites – Yale, Bersham Road and Llysfasi, however Deeside and Northop remain open and we’ll continue to monitor the weather and update our website accordingly.

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The Met Office has issued an Amber warning for snow in Flintshire on Sunday

Heavy snowfall is expected between 4am on Sunday and 6pm.

The update says:

‘A spell of heavy snow is likely over parts of Wales, the Midlands and parts of Northern England on Sunday.

Road, rail and air travel delays are likely, as well as stranding of vehicles and public transport cancellations. There is a good chance that some rural communities could become cut off.’

Chief Forecaster’s assessment

“A band of rain, heavy at times, is expected to move eastwards over the UK. With cold air in place, a spell of heavy snow looks likely to develop on its northern edge.

10 cm looks likely quite widely within the warning area, with 15-20 cm in places. There is increasing certainty in the track and location of the heaviest snow.”

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Latest on the Roads:

  • A55 Ewloe: Hazardous driving conditions and slow traffic on A55 both ways at J34 A494 (Ewloe)
  • A541 Rhydymwyn: Hazardous driving conditions and slow traffic on A541 both ways at B5123
  • Abergele: Hazardous driving conditions and slow traffic on A55 both ways between J24 A547 Rhuddlan Road (Abergele) and J29 (Pant-y-dulath).

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Snow showers now hitting Deeside again more forecast throughout the day.

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Yellow warning of snow and ice updated by the Met Office Between 09:35 Fri 8th and 18:00 Sat 9th.

Chief Forecaster’s assessment

During winter weather which brings snow showers, it is not uncommon for snow amounts to vary considerably across short distances. On Friday and Saturday, the snow showers could lead to snow accumulations which vary markedly across the warning area. Strong northwest winds may cause drifting of the snow in places with blizzard conditions possible across northern Scotland. This warning has been updated to remove parts of southwestern Scotland from the warning area.
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