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Weather: Strong winds cause trees to block roads in Wales

Category: Wales

Published: 29th Apr 2012 11:14:16

Several major roads are blocked by fallen trees in parts of Wales as driving rain and strong winds continue to cause problems.

The Met Office issued a "be prepared" warning for the whole of Wales, with a risk of localised flooding and winds exceeding 50-60mph.

Between 40mm and 60mm of rain is forecast for east Wales.

Fallen trees are reported to have blocked roads in Powys, Merthyr Tydfil, Newport and the Vale of Glamorgan.

The M48 Severn Bridge was also closed in both directions to high sided vehicles on Sunday morning due to strong winds.

Roads reported to be blocked because of fallen trees include:

Drivers are also being warned to take care on the M4 because of fallen trees, with one lane blocked eastbound near Bridgend.

Firefighters in south, mid and west Wales say they have been busy this morning dealing with minor weather-related calls.

They say there are concerns about strong winds blowing down shop signs and causing damage to roofs in Swansea, Port Talbot, Ammanford and parts of south-east Wales.

There were no flood alerts or warnings in place in Wales by 11:00 BST.

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