LiveFlood and bad weather updates for Gwent

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  • WE'LL bring updates on flooding and bad weather across Gwent today.

7:55am

8:55pm

M50 Gloucestershire is blocked and heavy traffic eastbound at J2, A417 (Ledbury), because of flooding. Diversion in operation - via the entry and exit slip roads.

7:21pm

6:55pm

The A4077 is closed in both directions between Crickhowell and Gilwern Roundabout, because of a fallen tree.

6:54pm

The A466 is closed between Redbrook and Bigsweir Bridge, because of a fallen tree.

6:53pm

The A465 Heads of the Valleys Road in Rassau is closed in both directions between Ebbw Vale Roundabout and Brynmawr Roundabout, because of a dangerous lamp post in the road.

6:27pm

Firecrew from Maindee attended a dangerous structure in Liswerry Newport -  metal sheeting blowing loose.

6:22pm

Reader Elaine Rolfe sent in this pic of her next door neighbour's house in Abergavenny:

South Wales Argus:

5:48pm

Firefighters from Monmouth and the Ebbw Vale boat crew attended a car stuck in Bryn Road Abergavenny this afternoon. The road is now closed.

 

5:44pm

Pupils at Monmouth School took to the water after their sports pitch was flooded today.

Headteacher Dr Steven Connors said: “I have been at the school nine years and this is the first time I have seen anything like it.

“The boys have been canoeing on the pitch as we have an active canoeing and rowing club.

“The water is not very deep and the river isn’t flowing over the pitch - it's just rain water that has built up so it’s not dangerous.

“But the ground is quite saturated and we have had to cancel our cross county run.

“I suppose it’s quite a novelty.”

Pic: Jon Bevan:

South Wales Argus:

5:38pm

Arriva Trains Wales say that services to Cwmbran are terminating at Newport.

5:25pm

Quarry Road in Clydach is closed due to a landslip and two fallen down trees.

5:08pm

Monmouthshire County Council confirmed the Wye Bridge at Monmouth is NOT closing tonight.

 

5:06pm

4:54pm

The Met Office have given an Amber Warning for wind across Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen. The areas also have Yellow Warnings for ice and rain.

There are three levels of warning, with red being the most serious, amber the second and yellow the third.

4:40pm

A Western Power spokeswoman said cables were down due to flying debris and high winds. The strong winds mean it is too dangerous to send workers up poles to fix them.

4:31pm

Thousands of homes across Gwent are without electricity, according to Western Power Distribution.

Have you been hit by power cuts? Lets us know.

4:02pm

Western Valley Road in Rogerstone closed in both directions between the Pye Corner junction and the Tregwilym Road junction, because of fallen power cables.

Buses have been diverted via the Wern Industrial Estate.

4:01pm

The Old Raglan Road B4598 is blocked and queueing traffic reported in both directions between Abergavenny and the Raglan junction, because of flooding and falling trees.

3:57pm

The B4471 to Llanhilleth to Swffryd is closed due to a fallen tree which is blocking the road.

Blaenau Gwent council said there is a team on site so should be open in the next few hours.

3:55pm

LIVE VIDEO: Flooding in Monmouth:

3:48pm

Reader Wayne Gibbon took this shot of a tree blown down outside Abergavenny post office today:

South Wales Argus:

 

3:31pm

3:29pm

2:43pm

2:43pm

2:32pm

2:02pm

LIVE VIDEO: Flooding in Monmouth:

1:56pm

High winds cause bricks to fall on Newport street

South Wales Argus:

Bricks loosened by high winds fell from the former Pockets snooker club on Clarence Place in Newport this morning.

1:51pm

Pant-y-Resk Road Abercarn is closed both ways near the Cae Gorlan Street junction, because of a fallen tree and fallen power cables.

1:50pm

The Old Severn Bridge is closed in both directions between J1, A403 (Aust) and J2, A466 (Chepstow), because of strong winds. A diversion is in operation via the M4 Second Severn Crossing.

10:55am

The Old Severn bridge is closed to high sided vehicles between J2, A466 (Chepstow) and J1, A403 (Aust).

10:43am

Latest CCTV from the Wye bridge at Monmouth show the river rising:

South Wales Argus:

9:47am

The B4246 is closed in both directions between Llanfoist and Govilon, because of flooding.

9:13am

We may get another sighting of our flippered friend again today:

South Wales Argus:

THIS picture was taken by an Argus reader on the River Wye at Monmouth yesterday - send your pics via Twitter @southwalesargus or newsdesk@southwalesargus.co.uk

9:10am

Latest weather forecast:

8:32am

8:31am

The Met Office has issued an amber 'be prepared'  warning for 50 to 60mph winds across Wales with yellow or 'be aware' warnings for rain in Gwent.

8:20am

There is a snow alert for Blaenau Gwent this morning. Have you had snow yet? Send your pics to newsdesk@southwalesargus.co.uk or tweet @southwalesargus

8:15am

Flood Alerts remain for the River Usk in Monmouthshire and Newport and for the River Wye and Monnow in Monmouthshire.

8:07am

7:59am

There are strong winds and restrictions on M48 Severn Bridge between J1, A403 (Aust) and J2, A466 (Chepstow). Matrix sign set to 40 mph.

7:58am

A4042 Monmouthshire - A4042 in Abergavenny closed in both directions between Hardwick Roundabout and the B4269 Llanellen junction, because of flooding. A diversion is in operation - on the B4269 via Llanfoist.

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3:33pm Wed 12 Feb 14

GardenVarietyMushroom says...

It's going to be naaaaaaaastyyyyy

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It's going to be naaaaaaaastyyyyy http://www.itv.com/n ews/update/2014-02-1 2/large-atlantic-sto rm-approaching-briti sh-coast/ GardenVarietyMushroom
  • Score: -4

3:52pm Wed 12 Feb 14

KarloMarko says...

Amazing winds in Caerleon this afternoon...almost blew away the bus shelter and the copy of the Socialist Worker I was reading.....and my bottle of Moet. Well, it IS Caerleon.

Seriously, could be dangerous for older people. And Marxist Moet drinkers. UKIP, who cares.
Amazing winds in Caerleon this afternoon...almost blew away the bus shelter and the copy of the Socialist Worker I was reading.....and my bottle of Moet. Well, it IS Caerleon. Seriously, could be dangerous for older people. And Marxist Moet drinkers. UKIP, who cares. KarloMarko
  • Score: -11

7:21pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Dolieboy says...

First pic looked bad, house blown onto it's side.
First pic looked bad, house blown onto it's side. Dolieboy
  • Score: -2

4:17am Thu 13 Feb 14

broadjustice says...

"Ok it's hurricane force winds, torrential rain, overflowing rivers, sewers overflowing... Let's go kayaking or canoeing!"
Sometimes you just hope natural selection happens. How stupid are they? After someone also lost their life in a river doing the same, just because they have an active rowing club doesn't mean they can tackle mother nature.
"Ok it's hurricane force winds, torrential rain, overflowing rivers, sewers overflowing... Let's go kayaking or canoeing!" Sometimes you just hope natural selection happens. How stupid are they? After someone also lost their life in a river doing the same, just because they have an active rowing club doesn't mean they can tackle mother nature. broadjustice
  • Score: -2

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