RACING will continue at Bangor-on-Dee in March after heavy flooding.

Jeannie Chantler, general manager, said Storm Ciara flooded the racecourse earlier this month and after seeing Storm Dennis forecasted, the race due to take place on February 18 was cancelled.

Storm Dennis left its mark over the weekend after flooding the track once again.

However it is hoped that this will be cleared by March 21 for the next race meeting.

Jeannie told the Leader: "Storm Ciara flooded the racecourse on 10th February and this receded within a couple of days, only for the weather forecast to tell us it was likely to happen again with Storm Dennis.

"We cancelled the Tuesday, February 18 meeting last Friday. We have had worse conditions here over the years, there’s still an awful lot of water but it drains very quickly once it starts and it’s gone down significantly since Sunday.

"That said, it’s horrible and keeping staff morale up isn’t easy especially after getting it all back in shape after Storm Ciara, but it happens when the river comes over and there is nothing anyone can do about that.

"Our next race meeting is scheduled for March 21 so plenty of time to get everything tidied up."

TWO people were rescued from flood water in the Wrexham area following Storm Dennis.

A spokesman for the North Wales Fire and Rescue Service confirmed they were called shortly after 11.20pm to reports of a car stuck in water in Bangor-on-Dee.

Two people were rescued.