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Travel advice for heavy rain and flooding

Flood alerts are in place across Wales, with the prospect of more rain throughout the day.

For more travel advice, visit the Highways Agency website.

  • Double the distance you leave between your car and the car in front, as stopping distances are increased on wet roads.
  • Try to avoid driving through standing water, but if you have no option make sure you drive slowly and steadily and use a low gear.
  • Don't drive through fast moving water.

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Flood warnings for Gwynedd, Powys and Monmouthshire

Environment Agency Wales has issued flood warnings for the Dyfi Valley in Gwynedd, the River Severn at Abermule and Fron in Powys and the River Usk from Brecon to Glangrwyne in Powys and Monmouthshire.

A further 43 flood alerts are in place for Caerphilly, Anglesey, Bridgend, Powys, Wrexham, Newport, Gwynedd, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire, Flintshire, Denbighshire, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Conwy.

Environment Agency warns of further flooding

Environment Agency Wales says localised flooding is likely across many parts of Wales as further heavy rainfall is forecast overnight.

Further bands of persistent rain are expected to reach most of Wales on Saturday evening and through the night to Sunday. It is likely to be worse in south and mid Wales.The agency is also warning that a rapid thaw of remaining snow may contribute to flooding and surface water on roads.

Our staff are out in communities clearing blockages and making sure our defences and structures are ready for the further rain. As the ground is already very wet, any more rain could easily result in localised flooding.

– An Environment Agency Wales spokesperson
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