STORM Dennis swept the nation this weekend, with gale force winds and torrential rain causing further disruption following on from Storm Ciara a week prior.

The Leader previously reported live on Saturday, February 15, as Storm Dennis began to cause disruption across the roads and railways of North Wales with flood water and high winds.

Weather warnings were in place for much of the weekend, from February 15 to 16, and there was not a part of the country that escaped Dennis’ reach.

Alerts were in place from 10am on Saturday morning - when wind and rain brought about the stormy conditions – until 9pm on Sunday night for rain and 11am on Monday morning for winds.

Higher amber warnings were in place across parts of North and mid-Wales, with southern parts of the country upgraded further to the first red rain warning issued by the Met Office since 2015.

Flintshire and Wrexham avoided the upgraded amber warnings and have remained on yellow alerts over the weekend.

A number of roads were closed due to flooding and fallen trees across the road network.

On Saturday, a large tree had fallen in Gobowen – near Oswestry’s border into Wrexham – and blocked a main route for several hours whilst emergency services cleared the debris.

Also that evening, a tree had blocked a road in Flintshire’s Afonwen - namely the A541 – and was removed by on-call council workers at about 9pm on Saturday night after blocking the route for about an hour and a half.

Traffic logs reported several roads across both counties had suffered flooding and were closed partially or completely in order to minimise risk of injury.

One incident on Saturday saw hundreds of homes and businesses in Deeside were left without water for most of Saturday after a burst water main on the A494 saw residents in Aston, Ewloe, Shotton and the surrounding CH5 postcode cut off from their supply.

The burst main has since been repaired according to a Welsh Water spokesman after an update was posted online at 9pm on Saturday.

Flood warnings remained in place for the entire weekend and covered the majority of the North Wales coast – including the local area at Bangor on Dee and around the Lower Dee Valley to Llangollen.

Alerts are in place across the regions coast from West Anglesey to the Dee Estuary as well as localised warnings in Mold, Pontblyddyn and Rosset.

The aftermath of Storm Dennis arriving was more apparent on Sunday when many people took to social media and shared images and videos of the areas near them that were immersed in flood water and blown about by the wind.

Transport official also warned that travellers should check ahead of Monday morning for updates on rail lines as disruption is a possibility as Transport for Wales teams manage the situation of severe flooding after the storm has passed.

Photos from across Flintshire, Wrexham and Llangollen showed the impact that Dennis left behind on Sunday as people warned of flooding and swollen river banks in their community.

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