Motorists in Wrexham have been advised to take care when driving, after several trees came down as a result of the strong winds hitting the county.

Storm Ali, which is the UK's first named storm of the season, battered parts of Ireland, Scotland and Northern England with gusts of up to 80mph this afternoon, with many parts of North Wales also left reeling in its wake.

Fallen tree at top of Heritage Way, Brymbo. Videos by Craig Colville

There was chaos caused when a significant part of a tree fell into Plas Coch Road, by the retail park, while several other trees have come down across the county, including in Brymbo, where the road leading to Lamberton Drive is blocked.

There are also reports of strong winds bringing down trees in Gwersyllt, which have caused problems on Old Mold Road and on Rose Hill in Brynteg.

Cllr David A Bithell, lead member for environment and transport: “We have a number of crews working throughout the county borough to deal with incidents caused by high winds, with supervisors at the environment department co-ordinating their work.

“While the high winds are only expected to last for today, I’d advise for motorists to take care, especially when travelling on tree-lined roads.”

High winds were also impacting Wrexham's roads until after 6pm. North Wales Police Wrexham Rural warned residents and motorists on Twitter about falling trees.

A spokesman added: "Bus stop crushed in Chirk and power lines damaged in Quarry Road in Glyn Ceiriog."