HIGH WINDS and rain have battered North East Wales this morning.
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for high winds in Wrexham and Flintshire with gusts of up to 60mph inland and 80mph for some coastal areas and high ground.
Flintshire Bridge, which stands on the A548 in Connah’s Quay, has been closed since 11pm on Thursday night and is expected to remain closed for most of today.
Flintshire Council officials took to Twitter to announce the closure of the bridge that connects Deeside to Flint, leaving four lanes of traffic unavailable for use.
And trees have been blown down between Brick Lane and Bretton Lane, Kinnerton and the A548 Sealand near the Cottage Filling Station.
In Wrexham roadwork signs are reported to have been blown across the northbound carriageway of the A483 between the Ruthin Road and Wrexham turn offs.
The Environment Agency has issued a flood warning for the Lower Dee Valley from Llangollen to Trevalyn Meadows affecting isolated properties and extensive areas of agricultural land.
North Wales Police are advising motorists to drive carefully, on Twitter a member of the force’s control room team said: “Electricity poles, trees, slates and building damage across the force area already this morning and several roads temporarily blocked.
“High winds causing lot of problems this morning across North Wales. Please drive carefully.”