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Snow in north and mid Wales making roads 'hazardous'

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image captionThe A5 in Capel Curig, Snowdonia, is one of the routes affected

Snowfall caused travel disruption across parts of north and mid Wales.

In Powys, the A458 was closed, with heavy traffic between the A490 in Welshpool and B4395 in Llangadfan. It reopened later on Saturday afternoon.

North Wales Police warned of "hazardous" conditions on the A470 Bwlch Oerddrws in Gwynedd. The A542 Horseshoe Pass near Llangollen was also shut.

Snowdonia, Wrexham, and Mold were among areas affected by the snow.

Meanwhile, in England, severe flood warnings and rail cancellations remain in many areas after a month's worth of rain fell in a single day.

Two football matches in the Cymru Premier were called off due to the weather - Cefn Druids versus Cardiff Met and The New Saints versus Carmarthen Town.

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image captionCefn Druids v Cardiff Met was the first game to fall victim to snow this season in the Cymru Premier
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A mountain bike centre at Llandegla, Denbighshire, was forced to close due to deteriorating conditions on nearby roads, according to One Planet Adventure which runs the facilities.

BBC Wales forecaster Derek Brockway said some parts of Wales were now dry but more rain was on the way.

Brecon Mountain Rescue Team advised walkers to take the right equipment if going out to enjoy the snow, as pictures showed a light covering of snow in the Brecon Beacons.

Network Rail said it had fixed signalling problems between Deganwy and Penmaenmawr which had been affecting trains in north Wales.

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image captionSnow fell in Llangollen
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image captionSnow in Pen-y-bont-fawr, Powys
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image captionCapel Curig under a blanket of snow

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