Man dies in North Wales floods

A man has died after his body was found near a car that was overcome by flood water when a river burst its banks in north Wales.

Robert Evans, 52, from the the Llandrillo area, near Corwen was found dead on Sunday morning.

Police are not treating the death as suspicious and inquiries are continuing on behalf of the Coroner.

Police say it is still too early to say what happened for certain but they think the man was the driver of the car found nearby.

They were called to the B4401 after a reports a car was submerged there at 10.28 on Sunday.

Mark Kassab from North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said:

"If faced with flooding conditions where there is any doubt at all whether you or your vehicle can get through - then it is best not to make any attempt whatsoever to get through."

Superintendent Jeremy Vaughan from North Wales Police said:

"This is a tragic incident and the police are liaising with the man's family. It emphasises the need to be extremely cautious in such adverse weather and members of the public are advised to check weather conditions before making a journey."

Emergency services spent most of Sunday dealing with flooding including rescuing a flock of sheep after farmland flooded in Bangor-on-Dee.

Around 60 were rescued, although another 30 drowned or had to be put down.

Fire crews used boats to ferry the sheep to safety.

Racing at Bangor on Dee has been abandoned this Friday, 11th February, due to severe flooding of the track over the weekend.

Clerk of the Course, Ed Gretton, said: "The River Dee came over the top of its banks and nearly 80% of the track is now under water.

"We know that it has ripped out two whole fences, but will not be able to assess any further damage until the water has dropped.

"The main impact, though, is that we have abandoned our race meeting on Friday."

There was some minor flooding in homes in north-east Wales but forecasters say the worst of the rain is over now.

There are still five flood warnings in place across north Wales at Bala, Bangor-on-Dee, the Lower Dee Valley, the Upper Dee Valley and the Conwy Valley.

The Environment Agency says there are still eight less serious flood alerts in place across Wales - that is when flooding is possible but not expected.