Wales

Man dies on A470 near Nant Ddu as roads hit by icy conditions

Police vehicles at the scene of a collision on the A470 in Powys
Image caption The fatal collision happened on the A470 road between Merthyr Tydfil and Brecon in Powys

One man has died in a crash involving a lorry and car as icy conditions affected roads across Wales on Friday.

The main A470 in Powys has been partly blocked since the fatal incident near Storey Arms affecting travel between Merthyr Tydfil and Brecon.

There has been some snow in parts of Powys, Monmouthshire, and south Wales valleys but warnings of icy conditions.

More substantial snowfall did not materialise as conditions were milder than expected, say forecasters.

It is understood a car and a lorry collided because of ice on the A470 early on Friday morning.

Mid and West Wales Fire service said two people had to be cut from their vehicle and were treated at the scene by the ambulance service.

Police later said a young man had died in the incident and next of kin were being informed.

Investigators are at the scene and traffic is being allowed to pass in turn between the A4059 at Nant Ddu, and A4215, Libanus.

Traffic Wales, the Welsh government's traffic information service, said a car collided with a bridge at Hill Lane on the B4586 at the junction with Ford Lane, Jeffreyston, Pembrokeshire.

Icy road conditions have also been reported on Llangynidr mountain between Ebbw Vale and Crickhowell.

There were also problems of icy conditions around Wrexham affecting roads at Brymbo, Coedpoeth, Minera, Penley, Pulford and Llandegla.

BBC Wales weather presenter Sue Charles said: "The snow is confined to higher ground nearer the border - there are a few light snow showers for parts of Powys (in the Radnor hills) and the valleys - but nothing significant.

"However, there has been a few centimetres of snow just over the border in Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire.

"As the snow risk diminishes - with temperatures near freezing - there could still be problems but the Met Office warning is now for ice rather than snow."

Traffic cameras show wintry conditions on some roads.

Bosses at Wrexham FC said their game away to Darlington on Saturday has been postponed due to a frozen pitch.

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