A flood alert has been issued for the River Dee as water levels rise above normal.
The alert has been announced by the Environment Agency for the Lower Dee Valley between Llangollen and Trevalyn Meadows where there are isolated properties and extensive areas of agricultural land in the Lower Dee flood plain.
Earlier today (Sunday, November 15), the Agency stated: “In addition to the area detailed, some localised flooding problems may result from surface water. River levels are above normal. We will continue to monitor the situation. This message remains in force until further notice.
“Flood defences are now in operation and the situation on site is being constantly monitored. Further rainfall is forecast overnight and conditions are expected to deteriorate.
“ River levels at Farndon are rising and are expected to do so for the next 24 hours. River levels at Manley Hall are rising and are expected to do so for the next several hours.”
Call Floodline on 0345 988 1188, select option 1 and enter Quickdial number 192102 to get more information.
The Chester and Ellesmere Port area has so far remained largely unscathed from the heavy rain and high winds with the exception of the A540 Chester High Road which has been closed in both directions for most of the day due to a fallen tree between Dunstan Lane and Damhead Lane/Mill Lane.