Flood warning issued as rain batters region


Garth ApThomas

NORTH East Wales and Cheshire were hit by sustained heavy rainfall today (Sunday).

The Environment Agency issued a flood warning for the Lower Dee Valley from Llangollen to Chester.

At 6.30pm the latest information update stated: “River levels are above normal but flooding of property is not expected at the moment.

“Flood defences are now in operation and the situation on site is being constantly monitored.

"River levels at Manley Hall are falling and are expected to do so for the next 15 hours. River levels at Farndon are at their peak.

“Further rainfall is forecast and conditions are expected to deteriorate. In addition to the area detailed, some localised flooding problems may result from surface water.”

There was a flood alert at Rossett for parts of the village near Alyn Bridge, including Station Road.

At 7pm the information released said: “More heavy rain is forecast overnight and tomorrow which will cause the river to rise further.”

There was also a flood alert at Pontblyddyn for parts of the village along the A541 adjacent to the river.

See full story in the Chester Leader

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