Travel disruption as storms batter Gwent
Updated 2:32pm Friday 27th December 2013 in News
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- Travel disruption as storms batter Gwent
- Old Severn Bridge closed
The Old Severn Bridge is open with one lane in operation. The bridge is closed to high sided vehicles due to strong winds and restrictions on M48 Severn Bridge both ways between J1 A403 / B4461 (Aust) and J2 A466 (Chepstow). The speed limit is set to 40 mph.
Flooding near Llantrisant near Usk today (pic: Chris Tinsley):
Yellow warnings for rain and wind were issued for South Wales but a Met Office spokeswoman said the rain warning might be reassessed because “the rain is moving through very quickly”.
She said there will be possible gusts of 50 to 60 miles per hour inland and 70 to 80 miles per hour winds on coastal areas in some parts of South Wales.
The Welsh Grand National at Chepstow Racecourse is expected to go ahead tomorrow despite recent poor weather recently. The forecast for today is dry and bright and the going is heavy at the racecourse.
There is disruption to flights between Cardiff and Dublin due to high winds. Passengers are advised to check with their airline prior to travelling.
TRAINS from stations in Gwent to Fishguard Harbour, Milford Haven and Pembroke Dock are delayed because of a fallen tree on the line between Llanelli and Carmarthen.
This will affect Arriva Trains Wales services calling at Abergavenny, Pontypool & New Inn, Cwmbran and Newport.
All lines are now open but residual delays of up to 45 minutes can still be expected. There is no estimate for when a normal service will resume.
Arriva Trains Wales say, because of the bad weather, customers who don't travel today can use their tickets tomorrow or travel by any train/route today
THE Old Severn Bridge is closed both ways due to strong winds. The M48 is shut between J2 at Chepstow and J1 at Aust.
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