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Met Office upgrades wind warning for storm Ophelia's tail

2,000 homes are still without power after strong winds from ex-hurricane Ophelia caused damage across north Wales.

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Travel problems after Storm Ophelia

2,000 homes are without power across north Wales after strong winds caused by the tail of ex-hurricane Ophelia.

Credit: Karl McCarthy

The remnants of Storm Ophelia have left travel problems for commuters.

Several routes are closed because of fallen trees and other issues:

  • The A487 is closed in both directions because of a fallen tree near Welsh Road.
  • The A494 is closed in both directions because of a fallen tree between the A470 and the A4212 Heol Ffrydan (Ffrydan Road).
  • The A4086 is closed in both directions because of a fallen tree and fallen power cables between the A498 (Nant Peris) and the A4244 (Brynrefail).
  • The A5 Holyhead Road is closed in both directions because of insecure buildings between the A4080 / B5112 and the B4422.
  • Arriva Trains Wales services between Pwllheli and Porthmadog are suspended because of a fallen tree on the line.
  • There are cancellations on Irish Ferries between Holyhead and Dublin because of adverse weather conditions.

An update from Scottish Power is expected later. At one stage 5,000 homes were without power. Overnight the promenade at Aberystwyth was closed for safety reasons.

There are three flood warnings in force.

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