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Anthony Stockton

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The A5 in Capel Curig, Snowdonia, is one of the routes affected

Snow has brought travel disruption across north and mid Wales.

In Powys, the A458 is closed in both directions, with heavy traffic due to snow between A490 Welshpool and B4395 Llangadfan.

North Wales Police warned of “hazardous” conditions on the A470 Bwlch Oerddrws in Gwynedd and it also said the A542 Horseshoe Pass near Llangollen had been shut.

Snowdonia, Wrexham, and Mold are among others areas affected by falling snow.

Meanwhile, in England, severe flood warnings and rail cancellations remain in many areas after a month’s worth of rain fell in a single day.

Two football matches in the Cymru Premier have been called off due to the weather – Cefn Druids v Cardiff Met and The New Saints v Carmarthen Town.


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Cefn Druids

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Cefn Druids v Cardiff Met was the first game to fall victim to snow this season in the Cymru Premier

A mountain bike centre at Llandegla, Denbighshire, has been forced to close due to deteriorating conditions on nearby roads, according to One Planet Adventure which runs the facilities.

Other roads affected by the snow include:

  • A470 Dolgellau to Mallwyd
  • A458 Llanfair Caereinion to Welshpool
  • A483 Newtown to Berriew

BBC Wales forecaster Derek Brockway said rain was spreading across Wales with snow in other areas.

Brecon Mountain Rescue Team advised walkers to take the right equipment if going out to enjoy the snow, with pictures showing a light covering of snow in the Brecon Beacons.

South Wales Police also warned drivers to “take care”, saying wet weather was causing poor driving conditions on the M4.

Meanwhile, Network Rail said it had fixed signalling problems between Deganwy and Penmaenmawr which had been affecting trains in north Wales.


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Snow in Pen-y-bont-fawr, Powys

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Anthony Stockton

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Another image of Capel Curig under a blanket of snow

Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk

 

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