Wales weather: Flooding call-outs in Wrexham and Carmarthenshire

  • 15 May 2013
  • From the section Wales
Snow on hills at Caersws
Image caption Photo tweeted by BBC Wales weather presenter Sue Charles shows snow at Caersws, Powys

Fire crews were called to flooding incidents and to rescue a motorist after heavy rain overnight.

There were 13 flood alerts in place across Wales on Wednesday with fire crews called to more than 20 flooding incidents in Carmarthenshire and Wrexham.

A Met Office warning of heavy rain on Tuesday was extended overnight as it moved north but is due to ease later.

Flood alerts affect Carmarthenshire, Powys, Wrexham and Denbighshire.

On Wednesday morning North Wales Fire and Rescue crews in Wrexham were called to flooding in several areas although there are no reports of homes being affected.

Crews also had to pump water from Lambourne Court, Gwersyllt, and Hightown Road, Wrexham.

Firefighters went to the aid of a woman whose car had become stuck in flood water on the A5 near Froncysyllte.

The A5 is reported blocked in both directions between the A539 at Llangollen and A483 at the Halton roundabout in Chirk, as localised flooded affected a number of other areas.

Natural Resources Wales is issuing regular updates via its website with flood alerts in mid and south west Wales, mainly affecting Powys and Carmarthenshire as well as Wrexham and Denbighshire.

Surface water is affecting many roads in the area.

Mid and West Wales Fire said flooding calls came from the Llanelli and Gwendraeth Valley area, including Pontyates, Cross Hands and Kidwelly.

Crews helped some residents pump water out of their houses but no homes were evacuated.

Pembrey was the wettest place in the UK on Tuesday with 75mm (3in) of rain.

And there have also been reports of snow on high ground in Powys overnight.

Image caption A photo sent to BBC Wales weather forecaster Derek Brockway showing snow on high ground near Rhayader in Powys on Tuesday

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