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MORE SNOW: Here we go again

Created on 18/03/2018 @ 08:56
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Overnight snow has brought large parts of the Welshpool area to a standstill again this morning with the Met Office issuing two weather warnings covering large parts of Wales.

An amber "be prepared" warning covers south-east and Mid Wales while a yellow "be aware" is in place for parts of Mid, North-East and South-West Wales.

Up to 10cm (4in) of snow is expected in many areas, but high ground could see 15-25cm (6-10in). Strong east or north-easterly winds could see snow drifts build up, especially on the hills, and the Met Office said the snow could "strand some vehicles and passengers".

Motorists in the area are experiencing difficult conditions with much of Welshpool’s higher-ground estates cut off with Borfa Green and Red Bank again under snow.

Rail traffic is also being hit with early morning trains through Welshpool cancelled by Arriva Trains Wales. There is also a risk of power supplies being cut off in some upland rural areas.

Dyfed Powys Police are again advising against travel unless journeys are absolutely essential.

The Flash Leisure Centre is closed and local Young Farmers Clubs planning to travel to pantomime competitions in Port Talbot are calling off their trips, Unsurprisingly a planned litter pick in Welshpool has also been abandoned by the Town Council.

Caption: Borfa Green bank taken by Daniel Hulse this morning.


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