Flood and bad weather updates for Gwent
Updated 7:55am Thursday 13th February 2014 in News
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- WE'LL bring updates on flooding and bad weather across Gwent today.
Update Newbridge on Usk: Car and occupier pushed to safety from flood water by fire crews this section of the road is now to be closed off— @GriffithsJECtrl 13 February 2014
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.
Tree and lamppost blown down in Mardy, Abergavenny. Just missed a car phew! @southwalesargus @DerekTheWeather http://t.co/9KFBpc7IzV— @kellymillwood 12 February 2014
The A4077 is closed in both directions between Crickhowell and Gilwern Roundabout, because of a fallen tree.
The A466 is closed between Redbrook and Bigsweir Bridge, because of a fallen tree.
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.
Firecrew from Maindee attended a dangerous structure in Liswerry Newport - metal sheeting blowing loose.
Reader Elaine Rolfe sent in this pic of her next door neighbour's house in Abergavenny:
Firefighters from Monmouth and the Ebbw Vale boat crew attended a car stuck in Bryn Road Abergavenny this afternoon. The road is now closed.
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:
Arriva Trains Wales say that services to Cwmbran are terminating at Newport.
Quarry Road in Clydach is closed due to a landslip and two fallen down trees.
Monmouthshire County Council confirmed the Wye Bridge at Monmouth is NOT closing tonight.
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.
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.
Thousands of homes across Gwent are without electricity, according to Western Power Distribution.
Have you been hit by power cuts? Lets us know.
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.
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.
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.
LIVE VIDEO: Flooding in Monmouth:
Reader Wayne Gibbon took this shot of a tree blown down outside Abergavenny post office today:
Boat has come loose from its mooring on the Mon and Brecon Canal at Govilon pic.twitter.com/X68xg9SSpP— Kath Skellon (@ArgusKSkellon) February 12, 2014
RT @ArrivaTW The line between Newport and Hereford has now reopened in both directions but residual delays to be expected— Emma Mackintosh (@ArgusMackintosh) February 12, 2014
Large pools of surface water on A4042 south of closed section, Llanellen, and tree branches down in Gypsy Lane, Llanfoist - take care...— Maria Williams (@ArgusMWilliams) February 12, 2014
LIVE VIDEO: Flooding in Monmouth:
Bricks loosened by high winds fell from the former Pockets snooker club on Clarence Place in Newport this morning.
Pant-y-Resk Road Abercarn is closed both ways near the Cae Gorlan Street junction, because of a fallen tree and fallen power cables.
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.
The Old Severn bridge is closed to high sided vehicles between J2, A466 (Chepstow) and J1, A403 (Aust).
Latest CCTV from the Wye bridge at Monmouth show the river rising:
The B4246 is closed in both directions between Llanfoist and Govilon, because of flooding.
We may get another sighting of our flippered friend again today:
Latest weather forecast:
Worst of storm should miss Gwent today, but see @southwalesargus live blog for the latest: http://t.co/EN0UN7mlL4 http://t.co/krMx1qAae5— @ArgusMWade 12 February 2014
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.
There is a snow alert for Blaenau Gwent this morning. Have you had snow yet? Send your pics to email@example.com or tweet @southwalesargus
Flood Alerts remain for the River Usk in Monmouthshire and Newport and for the River Wye and Monnow in Monmouthshire.
The River Wye is still running high this morning as the latest traffic camera image at the Wye bridge shows: http://t.co/9WkH5ecfHY— @ArgusMWade 12 February 2014
There are strong winds and restrictions on M48 Severn Bridge between J1, A403 (Aust) and J2, A466 (Chepstow). Matrix sign set to 40 mph.
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.