North West Wales

Sandbags needed as Wales prepares for severe rain

Flooding in Wrexham (Picture courtesy Cymro/1971 via Flickr )
Image caption Severe rain is continuing in Wales following earlier flooding in Wrexham

Residents have been calling the fire service and asking for sandbags in parts of Conwy ahead of a severe weather warning across Wales.

Householders in Colwyn Bay were given advice by North Wales Fire and Rescue after minor flooding.

The calls for help follow warnings from the Met Office of downpours across Wales.

The promenade between Rhos on Sea and Old Colwyn was also affected by heavy rain overnight.

A North Wales Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said sandbags were given out in Belgrave Road, Dundonald Road, Hawarden Road, Erw Wen Road and Bay View Road in Colwyn Bay after a number of calls which started at about 0630 BST.

'Extra care'

Fire crews were sent to Bay View Road, Dundonald Road and Hawarden Road to mop up, although no pumping out was necessary as water receded naturally.

North Wales Police said the road surface at Marine Road, Rhos on Sea, was in poor condition due to flooding on the promenade.

Meanwhile in south west Wales, some roads in Swansea were partially blocked by flood water, including the main A483 Fabian Way into the city and the A4118 Gower Road.

Severe rain is expected across much of Wales, particularly in the south east.

BBC Wales weather presenter Benhaz Akhgar said: "In the south heavy rain is expected to come in by about 10.15.

"Locally there could be up to 50mm of rain."

The public is advised to take extra care and check Traffic Wales for further advice on road conditions.

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