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SNOW ALERT: Stay indoors - it's awful out there

Created on 18/03/2018 @ 09:14
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Overnight snow has brought large parts of the Newtown area to a standstill again this morning with the Met Office issuing two weather warnings covering large parts of Wales.

An amber "be prepared" warning covers south-east and Mid Wales while a yellow "be aware" is in place for parts of Mid, North-East and South-West Wales.

Up to 10cm (4in) of snow is expected in many areas, but high ground could see 15-25cm (6-10in). Strong east or north-easterly winds could see snow drifts build up, especially on the hills, and the Met Office said the snow could "strand some vehicles and passengers".

Motorists in the area are experiencing difficult conditions with much of Newtown’s higher-ground estates cut off under snow.

Rail traffic is also being hit with early morning trains through Newtown cancelled by Arriva Trains Wales. There is also a risk of power supplies being cut off in some upland rural areas.

Dyfed Powys Police are again advising against travel unless journeys are absolutely essential.

Caption: The scene in Newtown captured by Traffic Wales


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