Wales

South Wales icy roads cause minor road accidents

Icy conditions have caused a spate of minor road crashes across south and west Wales on Monday.

South Wales Fire and Rescue said it had been busy, while Trafficlink reported six separate minor incidents due to the weather.

Five vehicles were involved in one incident at Tredomen, Caerphilly, which closed the A472 in both directions.

The B4264 School Road in Miskin, Rhondda Cynon Taf, was closed after a car overturned.

Traffic tailbacks were reported between Ystrad Mynach and Nelson as a result of a jackknifed lorry on the A472 between Brynmynach Avenue and Heol Fawr.

Elsewhere in Caerphilly county the A469 New Road was partially blocked after a crash involving several vehicles near Pengam Road.

Drivers were warned of hazardous conditions on the same road between Beatty Street and Woodfield Terrace at Tir-y-Birth.

Police reported several minor collisions in the area.

Commuters were also told to approach with caution the A473 Power Station Hill at Treforest Industrial Estate in Rhondda Cynon Taf, after a collision between the A4054 Cardiff Road / A470 and Tonteg Road.

Further west Police said ice on the A474 at Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, between Wern-Ddu Road and New Ceidrim Road, caused several minor collisions.

Disruption

Meanwhile Environment Agency Wales (EAW) has advised people to remain alert for localised flooding as more bad weather is forecast for Wales.

Heavy rainfall and strong winds are forecast across the country from late on Monday afternoon, overnight and into Tuesday morning.

Further heavy rain and strong winds are also forecast for Wales on Thursday.

EAW said parts of south Wales were expected to be worst affected, but the combination of heavy rainfall and strong winds may cause disruption in other parts of the country.

BBC Wales weather presenter Behnaz Akhgar said gusts of up to 70mph (112km/h) were possible on exposed coastlines and high ground.

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