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When will it stop? Rain brings more disruption across region n; NORTH WALES UNDER WATER PADESWOOD, FLINTSHIRE.

Byline: STEVE BAGNALL Daily Post Reporter steve.bagnall@reachplc.com

RIVER DEE, LLANGOLLEN HEAVY rain caused further disruption and flooding across North Wales.

The east again took the brunt of the bad weather as traffic chiefs urged motorists to take extra care driving, with surface water and spray making conditions difficult.

Traffic Wales tweeted: "Poor driving conditions across the network this morning.

Drive to the conditions of the road and keep your distance."

More than a dozen roads were closed including from Cilcain to Loggerheads, Bretton Lane, Bretton, near Broughton, Cornist Lane, Flint and Kelsterton Lane, Connah's Quay in Flintshire; while in Wrexham, Gamford Lane in Rossett remained shut, with the Cefn Road, from Sesswick Way to Redwither Lane, also closed.

In Denbighshire roads affected included Pandy Lane and Mia Hall Road in Dys-erth, the B5430 Valley Lodge to the junction with the B5431 Llanarmon yn Ial (near Pistyll Gwyn quarry) and Maes Llan Road, Llanrhydd, Ruthin.

Council workers were also called to deal with a fallen tree which has closed Old Highway in Colwyn Bay.

There were seven flood alerts in place covering Bangor-on-Dee, Mold, Pontblyddyn, Rossett, Rhyd-y-Goleu, and the Clwyd and Alyn catchment areas; a more serious flood warning for the Lower Dee Valley.

In a weather update Denbighshire County Council said: "Loggerheads Country Park is open and the main paths are passable with care. The water levels at the site have dropped dramatically since yesterday.

"Bus services to Llanarmon yn Ial: Service bus (numbers 1 and 2) will not operate to Llanarmon this morning until further notice, but will serve Maeshafn and Eryrys."

Get the latest North Wales news at northwales-live.co.uk Train services were also affected with delays of up to 60 minutes and some cancellations on Transport for Wales between Chester and Crewe due to flooding. Tickets were being accepted on Virgin Train services, with the same for Transport for Wales services between Chester and Shrewsbury. High river levels were also seen in Mold where drone footage yesterday caught the extent of flooding on fields and at Wepre Brook.

Rainfall was down compared to the previous day according to the Met Office.

As of 6.45pm yesterday 18mm of rain had fallen on Rhyl and 6.6mm on Hawarden during 24 hours.

That was compared to 34.2mm of rain that had fallen on Hawarden and 31.2mm on Rhyl, recorded on Wednesday evening.

The average rainfall for Wales is 85.8mm over the whole of June, according to the forecaster.

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Date:Jun 14, 2019
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