DENBIGHSHIRE Council says traffic management measures will be in place to help Llangollen cope with traffic diverted through the town from the A483.

The A483 Dee Viaduct will be closed on Friday due to Storm Eunice - meaning traffic will be diverted through Llangollen.

Denbighshire Council said discussions are taking place with the North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agency to put in place traffic management plans.

Traffic management contractors will manually operate traffic lights on Castle Street, which is subject to roadworks, during the day on Friday.

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The council’s teams have been carrying out gully checks across the county and external tree cutting teams are on stand-by to deal with any emerging issues.

Denbighshire’s coastal flood gates will be closed by the end of today, Thursday, February 17, as a consequence of the weather forecast and will remain closed throughout Friday. The situation will be evaluated on Saturday morning.

All schools in Denbighshire have been asked to move to remote learning on Friday.

Councillor Brian Jones, cabinet lead member for highways, waste and the environment, said: “We are working closely with partner agencies to do all we can to minimise the impact of Storm Eunice on services across the county. This storm has the potential to cause damage and we want to do all we can to keep people safe.

“We ask people to follow any advice issued by the council, Natural Resources Wales or the emergency services and also ask people to keep an eye on the weather forecasts, the media and social media for the latest advice and information”.

Residents are also advised to keep a record of the 105 Scottish Power number to report any power failures during the storm.

The council will be updating its website:, as well as Facebook and Twitter accounts with any council related information.