Environment Agency's 22 flood alerts in Wales after heavy rain

Strong winds and heavy rain hit much of Wales overnight as weather warnings remained in place on Tuesday morning.

Surface water, localised flooding and wind are causing problems on roads, with the M48 Severn Bridge closed in both directions.

The Environment Agency in Wales issued 22 flood alerts on rivers.

Met Office warnings for wind and snow remain on Tuesday morning as the unsettled weather is forecast to continue later into the week.

Motorists have been warned of flooding and surface water on the A470 between Merthyr and Abercynon and on the A48 in Neath Port Talbot.

But despite issuing 22 flood alerts on rivers in Wales, the Environment Agency had no higher category flood warnings.

None of the fire services across Wales reported any major flooding incidents.

North Wales Fire and Rescue were called to Deganwy, Conwy, where water was building up in Sefton Terrace but the council unblocked a drain and the water dispersed.

In Rhondda Cynon Taf, South Wales Fire and Rescue helped clear flood water from a street in Aberdare.

The A55 Britannia Bridge between Anglesey and Gwynedd was closed to high-sided vehicles due to strong winds.

The A477 Cleddau Bridge in Pembrokeshire had also been closed to high-sided vehicles but restrictions were lifted on Tuesday morning.

The M48 old Severn bridge remains closed.

There have also been reports of fallen trees affecting some minor roads.

Strong winds are again forecast on Tuesday with gusts of up to 60mph expected.

'Wintry showers'

BBC Wales weather presenter Sue Charles forecast showers on Tuesday morning which could fall as sleet and snow in the hills.

She said 5-10cm, up to four inches, of snow was possible on high ground.

"There are likely to be further wintry showers on Tuesday night which are not likely to cause widespread disruption," she said.

"It will be an icy start on Wednesday, then sunshine and wintry showers, but less windy and still breezy and cold.

"So an unsettled few days. It will feel wet, windy and wintry at times and possibly turn stormy again Thursday night into Friday."

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