Flooding in Wales sparks travel disruption

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Media captionDrivers in the Splott area of Cardiff had to make their way through flood water

Drivers face travel misery after a night of heavy rain in many parts of Wales.

Natural Resources Wales has issued three flood warnings and eight flood alerts for Friday, with adverse weather hitting rail and ferry services.

There are also a number of road closures and drivers have been warned to allow extra time for their journeys.

Network Rail has tweeted that the Macynlleth lines affected by flooding are now open.

A replacement bus service is being put in place.

The disruption, affecting Arriva Trains Wales journeys between Pwllheli, Aberystwyth and Shrewsbury, is likely to last until 14:00 GMT, the company said.

The Dyfi valley has also been hit by flooding.

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Image caption South Park Road in Splott, Cardiff, was hit by flooding on Friday
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Media captionNational Rail said flooding has left trains unable to run between Machynlleth and Newtown
Image caption Machynlleth has also been hit by flooding
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Rail passengers are advised to check services before the travel.

The flood warnings have been issued for River Severn at Pool Quay and Trewern, River Severn at Aberbechan, and River Severn at Abermule and Fron.

The A490 in Powys is closed in both directions between A489 at Church Stoke and B4386 at Chirbury due to flooding.

Ferry company Stena Line has said sailings from Holyhead on Anglesey have been delayed and travellers should check departures.

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