Wales weather: Major roads all reopen following snow

Denbighshire snow clearance
Image caption Councils have been working to clear priority routes of snow

All major trunk roads in Wales are now open for the Easter holiday weekend after frozen snow was cleared.

Last weekend's snow had continued to cause travel disruption in north and mid Wales as freezing temperatures prevented a thaw.

Forecasters say it has been the coldest March in Wales since 1962.

Councils have prioritised major routes but some minor roads and side roads in north and mid Wales remain impassable.

Traffic Wales said the B4355 at Dolfor, Powys, was closed due to snow between the A483 and West Street.

The B4391 at Bala, Gwynedd, is also shut in both directions due to snow between the B4403 and Llangynog.

However, the A542 Horseshoe Pass in Denbighshire and the A4086 Llanberis Pass are now said to be passable.

The Llangollen Railway reopened on Friday, with trains running up to Carrog, after staff and volunteers cleared snow and 24 trees off the line.

But the Snowdon Mountain Railway will be closed at least until Tuesday despite efforts to clear drifts up to 9m (30ft) deep.

Temperatures are expected to remain low across Wales over the Easter weekend but it will be mostly dry with the occasional light wintry shower.

Heavy snow fell last Friday and Saturday, with Flintshire, Denbighshire and Wrexham worst hit.

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