STORM Pierrick wreaked havoc on the roads in Flintshire and Wrexham on Tuesday (April 9). 

The storm brought strong winds and heavy rain to the region - with many roads getting flooded and blocked by fallen trees. 

The fire service was called to assist motorists stuck in flood water in Llanfynydd in Flintshire and Acrefair in Wrexham. The train line between Prestatyn and Flint also flooded, causing delays and cancellations to services. 

The Leader: Flooding on Moor Lane in Hawarden on Tuesday.Flooding on Moor Lane in Hawarden on Tuesday. (Image: UGC)

Thankfully the rain stopped in the afternoon before further flooding was caused - but strong winds remained. 


A Yellow warning for wind was issued by the Met Office until 3pm on Tuesday, with Natural Resources Wales urging people to avoid coastal areas due to a combination of very high tides and strong gales. 

There were some road closures in Wrexham due to flooding, including Burton Hall Road and Rosemary Lane in Rossett, and Wynnstay Lane, Plas Madoc (near to the skip site). 

In Flintshire, the High Street in Connah's Quay was flooded as drains struggled to cope with the excess water - while a fallen tree on B5125 Glynne Way in Hawarden reportedly sparked "traffic chaos" throughout the afternoon. The high tide also caused flooding at Flint Castle.

The Leader: Flooding at Flint CastleFlooding at Flint Castle (Image: Ian Bartlett Photography)

Some more heavy rain is forecast on Wednesday from around 11am until 1pm, with flood alerts remaining in place across areas of Flintshire and Wrexham.