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Last Updated: Tuesday, 26 June 2007, 13:11 GMT 14:11 UK
Flooding, travel delays hit Wales
Corwen floods
Corwen in Denbighshire was one of the worst-hit areas
Heavy rain has caused problems across Wales, with buildings and roads flooded, and trees blown down.

North Wales appeared to be worst hit, with reports that the A5 at Corwen, Denbighshire, was knee-deep in water, and many cars were forced to turn back.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service dealt with 35 flooding calls on Monday. On Tuesday afternoon, two flood warnings were in force at Bangor-on-Dee and the Lower Dee Valley between Llangollen and Chester.

On Monday, the Met Office issued severe weather warnings across Wales after heavy rain in 20 of Wales' 22 counties.

In Corwen, Denbighshire, London Road and Bridge Street were closed by floods and drivers were diverted away from the scene.

The Owain Glyndwr hotel was badly affected and Ysgol Penycae in Wrexham was shut by sewerage problems.

Trees fell across roads in Holywell, Llandegla, Llansannan, St Asaph, and between Cerrigydrudion and Clawddnewydd.

The basement of a nursing home in Rhosymedre, near Wrexham, was also flooded, and two fire crews from Deeside and one from Chirk were called to the village of Worthenbury after a river burst its banks.

Elsewhere in Carmarthenshire, the A477 between Red Roses and St Clears was closed for a time by a fallen tree.

Fire crews also dealt with flooding at properties in Tintern, Monmouthshire, and overnight at several locations in Welshpool, Powys.

Anyone wanting further information can call the Met Office's customer centre on 0870 900 0100.




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