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Rain warning for North and Mid Wales: 'Huge problems' as flooding hits area

Flint brook has burst its banks with flood waters approaching nearby properties. Credit: North Wales Police/Twitter

Heavy rain in parts of Wales has caused "huge problems" as flooding hits the area.

North Wales Police say there are "huge problems" across their force area, especially affecting Flint, Greenfield, and Bagillt on the A548.

The canal bridge in Llangollen resembled a river after heavy rainfall. Credit: Instagram/ilovellan

The force urged commuters to take care on the roads, describing conditions as "atrocious".

It comes as the Met Office issued a "be aware" severe weather warning.

The warning is valid until midday Thursday. Credit: Met Office

The warning for rain applies to north Wales and parts of mid Wales until midday Thursday 13 June.

It says spells of heavy and persistent rain have the potential to bring flooding and disruption to transport in places.

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North Wales Fire and Rescue Service spent the night tackling flooding in parts of Wrexham and Llangollen.

Two appliances and a high volume pump were called out to Llangollen Road at around 6:00pm on Tuesday night. They remain at the scene.

Flooding in Mold overnight reached properties and cars. Credit: Joanne Edwards/Twitter
Credit: Joanne Edwards/Twitter

Train routes have also been affected with services suspended between Aberystwyth, Chester, Crewe and Shrewsbury and also between Wrexham General and Bidston.

Routes between Welshpool and Shrewsbury are also impacted by flood waters as well as Virgin Trains services between Llandudno Junction, Crewe and Chester

Transport for Wales are advising passengers not to travel unless the journey is "absolutely essential". The warning added: "Travel to and from your desired destination cannot be guaranteed".

Flintshire County Council have had staff out in the area throughout the night and say they have deployed extra resources across the county to deal with flooding. Sandbags have been made available.

In an update issued on Wednesday morning, Flintshire Council said some schools transport was disrupted and Sandycroft Primary School closed.

The following routes are affected in the county:

  • Stretches of the A548 Flint to Denbighshire border
  • A5118 Padeswood
  • A548 Bagillt Bypass
  • Kelsterton Lane

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Elsewhere the Town Hall in Welshpool was flooded on Tuesday afternoon. Fire crews were called in to pump water from the basement of the building and neighbouring properties.

What to expect:

  • There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings
  • Where flooding occurs, there is a slight chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services
  • Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
  • There is a small chance that some communities become cut off by flooded roads

Read the full weather forecast for Wales here.