Posted: Fri 2nd Mar 2018

Trains cancelled, schools and colleges closed – today’s weather related updates.

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Mar 2nd, 2018


Hundreds of kids will enjoy another ‘snow day’ in Flintshire today as 84 of the counties schools have taken the decision not to open following last night’s snowfall.

There are two active yellow weather warnings in place for Flintshire throughout today with further snow showers forecast and a risk of ice on roads and paths.

Temperatures are a little less cold today than previous days though the windchill or ‘feels like’ temperature is still around -7ºC.

Coleg Cambria has closed all their sites due to the adverse weather as has Deeside sixth form centre.

Arriva Trains Wales has binned off most of their services in the South of Wales which took a heavy hit from Storm Emma, services on the Wrexham to Bidston line  have been reduced – more here.

Main roads through Deeside have been heavily treated are there are no reported issues, some sides roads remain very icey.

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Volunteers from HM Coastguard Flint out in 4×4’s helping emergency workers.

In an update on their Facebook page a spokesperson said:

Trained 4×4 drivers from our Coastguard Rescue Teams across the area have been out, helping emergency workers and healthcare professionals get to where they are needed; as well as being ready to respond at a moments notice to anyone in difficulty along the coastline.

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Weather warnings still coming thick and fast – latest one is for ice in Flintshire.

Shotton Lane which is very icy but not used by many people.

Chief Forecaster’s assessment.

‘Freezing rain will remain a risk until early afternoon, leading to very icy surfaces in places. Snow amounts will be generally smaller than seen on recent days but a further 2-5 cm is likely in a few locations, most likely this afternoon and evening across Wales, the Midlands and East Anglia. Up to 10 cm is possible in a few spots, especially east Wales.’[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_column_text]10.40

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Our gritters have been out throughout the night and this morning and will continue throughout the day.  Priority is being given to the main highway network.   Complaints and remaining network being priotised by Area Coordinators.

The following roads are closed:

B5122  – Caerwys (Dragons Rest to Caerwys)

B5121 Brynford to Lixwm

Rhes Y Cae Hill

Brynsion Hill – Afonwen

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Deeside, Buckley, Mold Leisure Centres and Jade Jones Pavilion are all open as normal with Mold Swimming Pool opening at 4.15pm as scheduled. Swimming lessons programme is continuing as normal.

All customers are advised to be careful in the car parks.

Hope, Connah’s Quay, Flint High and Saltney sports centres will be closed today.


Flint                                       Open

Mold                                     Open

Connahs Quay                     Open

Buckley                                Open

Broughton                            Open

Deeside                               Open

Holywell                               Open

Mobile                                  Off Road

Hawarden Record Office      Open


Theatr Clwyd

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Flintshire Buses Update

Public Transport


Service 6 (Mold-Gwernaffield-Pantymwyn) – due to start operating after 10.30am, but not serving Parc Hendy and operating main roads only.
Service 28 (Greenfield-Holywell-Flint-Mold-Buckley-Wrexham) – due to start operating after 10.30am, but serving main roads only.
Service 40 (Mold-Nerwcys-Treuddyn-Llanfynydd-Cymau-Wrexham) – not operating at the present time
Arriva – DB1 (Chester-Mold) – serving main roads only

H D Hutchinson – Service 21 – Not operating Buckley Town Service at present, hoping to start Service @ 11.00am

R Williams Services Ltd – Social Services runs are all in operation at the moment as normal and all community minibus service are planned to operate as normal.

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A Tidal Flood Alert is now in force. At Liverpool, the time and date of the forecast high water is 11:15am on Friday 2nd of March.

As well as the snow and strong winds there’s also a flood alert in place along the North wales Coast to the Dee Estuary.

More here:

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Praise for the Ambulance Service from Welsh Cabinet Secretary for Health

However Estelle Hitchon – Director of the Welsh Ambulance Service is less than impressed with SKY NEWS this morning:

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Deeside Leisure Centre is open as normal – and why wouldn’t it be!

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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Those active weather alerts for Flintshire today

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Train services cancelled and timetables changed due to adverse weather

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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Homework set for today’s snow day by Hawarden Village Church –

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