30/Aug/2014 - Last News Update: 04:01

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.

Have you been affected by the wind and heavy rain? You can send us your experiences using the form below.

Send your pictures and videos to yourpics@bbc.co.uk or text them to 61124 (UK) or +44 7624 800 100 (International). If you have a large file you can upload here.

Read the terms and conditions

If you are happy to be contacted by a BBC journalist please leave a telephone number that we can contact you on. In some cases a selection of your comments will be published, displaying your name as you provide it and location, unless you state otherwise. Your contact details will never be published. When sending us pictures, video or eyewitness accounts at no time should you endanger yourself or others, take any unnecessary risks or infringe any laws. Please ensure you have read the terms and conditions.

Terms and conditions

Source:
BBC News External Link Show Citation

Latest News

Harvard Citation

BBC News, 2012. Weather: Strong winds cause trees to block roads in Wales [Online] (Updated 29th Apr 2012)
Available at: http://www.ukwirednews.com/news/1425294/Weather-Strong-winds-cause-trees-to-block-roads-in-Wales [Accessed 30th Aug 2014]

News In Other Categories