Snow disruption continues

Snow is continuing to cause disruption on rural roads and preventing local authority services from being provided.

Rural roads remain blocked by snow

Rural road blocked by snow
A rural road blocked by snow near Trelawnyd, Flintshire Credit: Morfudd Lee

North Wales police are continuing to advise motorists driving in the area to take extra care.

They say they are continuing to monitor the situation with the weather on the roads.

The trunk roads are now mainly clear but there continues to be disruption on minor rural roads and B roads. Police are therefore warning motorists not to venture out on these routes unless it is absolutely necessary.

Chief Inspector Dan Tipton sais they are "liaising with colleagues in other agencies and are aware that gritters continue to work on the road network to ensure that the main roads remain open.”

“We are urging motorists not to travel rural roads unless it is absolutely essential. In the event that motorists do find themselves in difficulty while out we advise them to contact us or the other emergency services immediately.”

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Rail passengers told to avoid travel in north Wales

Arriva Trains Wales are advising passengers should avoid travelling on services on the North Wales Coast Line between Chester and Holyhead.

They say there is severe disruption and that services are being canceled following the extreme weather.

The problems are being caused by a damaged overhead power cable in the Shotton area. Scottish Power are on their way to deal with the damaged power cable to assess the situation.

This problems are expected to continue for the remainder of today.

Trains are operating between Holyhead and Rhyl only, but with severe delays. There is a very limited rail replacement bus service between Rhyl and Chester with journeys taking around 90 minutes longer.

More information can be found on the Arriva Trains Wales website

North Wales Police: Motorists advised to take 'extreme care'

North Wales Police are advising motorists to take extreme care following adverse weather overnight.

They say there "has been significant snowfall in the Wrexham and the Flintshire areas which has and continues to cause significant disruption in the eastern area of the force. Additional police resources – suitable weather vehicles - have been deployed."

They say there is significant disruption on the the A548 at Oakenholt where it is currently closed and there is also disruption on the railway line. The Horseshoe pass is also currently closed

Motorists in the counties of Wrexham and Flintshire are being urged to take extreme care on the roads, and if possible to travel only on main routes - avoiding travelling on all unclassified and minor roads.

– Chief Inspector Dan Tipton, North Wales Police

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