WEATHER: Lowri, emergency services saying a lot of roads in south Gwynedd affected by the flood waters. It may be passsable but you would be taking a big risk. Short answer is, if I was you I'd leave it.
Hi Beverley - A55 closed in both directions at Aber, no sign of when lanes will reopen
FLOODS: Can't say for sure Beverley. 8pm was mentioned as a possibility earlier. As soon as we here for sure we'll post it here.
WEATHER: Motorists travelling east on the A55 signs warning of floods after Junction 32 near Pentre Halkyn.
FLOODS: from Lloyds Coaches: Due to severe flooding on the A487 in the Pant Glas/Bryncir area our T2 southbound service is running extremely late due to an unavoidable diversion via Llanaelhaearn and Criccieth. At the moment the service is approximately 50 minutes late. We apologise for the delay.
FLOODS: Gwynedd Council officers are currently responding to incidents in communities across the county, including areas which are not usually prone to flooding.
Extra Council staff have been called in to deal with the situation, and sand bags are being distributed to properties which are at risk of flooding.
We would strongly urge people to take care when driving, and to slow down if passing through water.
Members of the public who are experiencing difficulties as a result of the weather can phone the Council’s contact centre Galw Gwynedd on 01766 771000.
FLOODS: I hope he does. Rains easing off, the A5's now open so it's looking a bit better. It will take time though so hang on in there!
FLOODS UPDATE: Following a further meeting of the Multi Agency response to the severe weather in Gwynedd North Wales Police can now confirm the A5 has now reopened and is passable with care.
The A55 remains closed between Junction 11 at Bangor and Junction 12 Tal y Bont. Emergency Services and the local authority are focusing all efforts to remove water from the A55 at this location and reopen the A55 as soon as possible.
Weather: We are getting reports of a bridge collapse on the back roads of Deiniolen
WEATHER: Good news from Derek Brockway on the Beeb. The rain will stop tonight and tomorrow.
FLOODS: I'm going to sign off for a spell now to write some of your contributuions up for tomorrow's paper. Many thanks for your pics and comments today. Much appreciated. My colleague Dave Powell will keep you updated from here on in.
Hi Chris, that is awful - is there any way of us getting in touch with your mum?
Hi Sam - Word from the authorities is that the A5 is open now - expect traffic to be heavy though
UPDATE: I'm on the late shift this evening. It could be a busy one as many people cope with the heavy rain and Tweet about their experiences. Surprised at the speed and volume of water pouring through our streets from TV footage and photos we've seen so far. Water was waist high in Llanberis.
A55 UPDATE: Our man Elgan Hearn, who's been stuck on the A55 westbound for hours, tells me traffic is about to be diverted back eastbound all the way to Glan Conwy corner, to get to Bangor via Llanrwst and Betws y Coed.
Hi Chris, hope everything turns out well.
Hi Beverley - That has not been confirmed as of yet
WEATHER: Four pages of coverage on today's shocking weather in tomorrow's Daily Post
WEATHER: Part of the A55 near Abergwyngregyn still closed. A5 open. Trying to find out more.
Tottenham have drawn 0-0 with Lazio in their Europa League Group J game in Rome.
Liverpool 0-0 Young Boys at present after 7 mins.
BENEFITS: Poor people should be prepared to take more risks because they have the least to lose, according to the minister for welfare reform.
Lord Freud said the benefits system was “dreadful” and allowed lone parents and sickness claimants to “have a lifestyle” on the state.
The Tory peer, who is helping to push through a radical overhaul of the welfare state, insisted he understood the reality of living on benefits, arguing “you don’t have to be the corpse to go to a funeral”.
In an interview with The House magazine, he said: “We’ve got the circumstances now where... people who are poorer should be prepared to take the biggest risks - they’ve got least to lose.
“We have, through our welfare system, created a system which has made them reluctant to take risks so we need to turn that on its head and make the system predictable so that people will take those risks."
WEATHER: Lots of conflicting reports, Dave. We'll keep monitoring the situation for you.
WEATHER: North & Mid Wales @TrafficWalesN have just Tweeted: A55 : Both directions : J11 Llandygai to J19 Conwy East : Closed : Flooding : Until further notice
SHOOTINGS: Police in Toronto have charged a man with two counts of second-degree murder and attempted murder in connection with one of the worst mass shootings in the Canadian city’s history.
Staff Inspector Greg McLane said today that 22-year-old Nahom Tseigazab has also been charged with 23 counts of aggravated assault.
Numerous gunshots were fired during a July 16 barbecue for young people, killing 14-year-old Shyanne Charles and 23-year-old Joshua Yasay. Twenty-three other people were taken to the hospital.
Police have linked the deadly shooting to the Galloway Boys gang.
Eighteen-year-old Shaquan Mesquito was the first person charged in the case two weeks ago. He faces two counts of first-degree murder charges, attempted murder and 23 counts of aggravated assault.
PRISON: Nearly 50 female inmates at a central Pennsylvania prison have been treated for carbon monoxide poisoning.
A statement from York County said five inmates have been detained in hospital, with the remaining 44 returned to the York County Prison.
The women fell ill in a prison dormitory yesterday evening.
Officials said a preliminary investigation indicated that the deadly odourless and colourless gas may have come from the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system.
That system has been shut down and the county's statement said carbon monoxide levels have returned to normal.
About 215 women are kept at the prison, 85 miles (137km) west of Philadelphia.
Prisoners living in the affected unit have been relocated to other areas in the jail.
Warden Mary Sabol told the York Daily Record she and the prison board would discuss installing CO detectors.