A PATHWAY next to a main road in Wrexham has collapsed down an embankment.

A section of the footpath running parallel to Newbridge Road, between Newbridge and Pentre, has collapsed amid two days of heavy rain.

An emergency road closure is currently in place.

It came after a night of flooding chaos across Wrexham and Flintshire with entire villages submerged in the deluge.

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The River Dee in Wales reached 16.4m (53.8ft) - higher than the previous record of 16.35m (53.6ft) in 2011 - sparking an evacuation of the village of Bangor-on-Dee.

Emergency crews also worked through the night to protect the site at Wrexham Industrial Estate which is producing and storing the Oxford University-AstraZeneca vaccine.

Road closures remain in place throughout Flintshire and Wrexham.