WEATHER: The Met office is reporting a bright start, followed by a largely dry, although cooler day with sunny spells and a southwesterly breeze. The risk of some sharp showers though, particularly around the coast during the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 11 °C.
WEATHER: On Saturday, however, the Met office says there will be a bright, frosty start. Fog slow to clear in places. Turning cloudy, with rain, heavy at times, and strong winds arriving from late morning, giving a risk of further disruption. Maximum Temperature 10 °C.
EMERGENCY: Emergency services say nothing major to report across North Wales at the moment.
TRAFFIC: Slow rush hour traffic around Wrexham in the usual locations: A525 Ruthin Road, Kingsmills Road, Mold Road and Grosvenor Road.
BUS: Arriva Bus Wales is reporting that services in the Bangor area are now running normally.
FLOODING: A man died after becoming trapped in his car in flood water. The victim’s vehicle was wedged under a bridge near to a ford at Rectory Fields, in Chew Stoke, Somerset, at 8.50pm last night.
TRAFFIC: Slow traffic reported at A55 Britannia Bridge eastbound in Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll at Junction 8a A4080 Ffordd Caergybi, and the A5 Ffordd Caergybi Holyhead Road Bangor, eastbound.
TRAINS: Trains are currently unable to run between Holyhead and Bangor - a replacement bus service will operate. It is hoped that services will be able to run to Holyhead from around 12:00.
TRAINS: Arriva Trains Wales and Virgin Trains passengers with tickets valid for yesterday Thursday, November 23 may use them today to complete their journeys.
TRAFFIC/FLOODING: Slow traffic also reported at A4085 Caernarfon, both ways between Lon Arfon and A498 Stryd Smith, because of flooding.
TRAINS: Arriva Trains Wales said all routes are now open in North Wales as the situation has improved. The first train from Holyhead will be at 10.40 (Cardiff service). Its first train from Chester towards Holyhead was expected to run at 0855. However many trains may be affected by delays throughout the day as trains and crews are out of position for start of service.
FLOODS: The clean-up is beginning across North Wales this morning.
RUGBY: Dan Carter has handed world champions New Zealand a major fitness scare ahead of tomorrow’s clash against Wales. The fly-half superstar pulled up in training yesterday with a leg twinge. A decision on his fitness is expected to be made later today.
FACTORY CLOSURE: Deeside pizza factory Paramount Foods is to close, administrators have just confirmed.
COURT: Teenage car driver Jamie Wyn Williams, 19, of Toronnen, Bangor, will be sentenced today after being found guilty of causing the death of young footballer Tomos Wyn Roberts, by dangerous driving. After a three-day hearing the jury unanimously found him guilty.
FLOODS: Environment Agency have now removed flood warnings for areas around the rivers across Anglesey
TRAINS: National Rail Enquiries are reporting trains are resuming between Holyhead and Bangor but with delays of up to 30 minutes expected until approximately 12 noon.
INDUSTRY: Steel giant Tata is cutting 900 jobs and closing 12 sites under plans to improve competitiveness, the firm announced today.
Most of the job losses will be in South Wales, including 500 at the Port Talbot plant, under restructuring of management and administrative posts.
WEATHER: The Met office said weather warnings for the UK for the weekend will be updated at the end of the morning. The Daily Post Live Blog will keep you up to date
INDUSTRY: But despite the almost 600 job losses in South Wales, Tata Steel is to invest £2.5m into its Deeside site with the creation of 38 jobs. More to follow.
GWYNEDD: As of 10am all main roads are open in the Dwyfor and Meirionnydd areas, including the A499 (Penrhos, Pwllheli); The A4085 (Caernarfon to Waunfawr / Rhyd Ddu) is passable with care; A number of country roads in the Llanllechid, Talybont, Deiniolen and Carmel areas remain closed; Council structural engineers are in the process of inspecting bridges and culverts in the affected areas.
FOOTBALL: Mark Hughes has been sacked as manager of QPR, the club have confirmed on their Twitter feed.
FLOODS: Freshfields Animal Rescue Centre, near Caernarfon, is flooded and needs foster accomodation for 6 rabbits, 2 ferrets and 4 or 5 cats. They also need help cleaning up and digging ditches to steer the flow of water away from the shelter. Contact 07449865843
WEATHER: The Met office has just said that further persistent rain will spread across the area on Saturday, turning heavy at times, especially later. Given existing levels of saturation, the public should be prepared for localised flooding.
WEATHER: And for Sunday, the Met office says persistent rain will continue north on Sunday, turning heavy in places but clearing quite quickly from southern parts. Given existing levels of saturation, people should be aware of the risk of localised flooding.
TRAVEL: The B5110 near Llangefni will reopen in the next 10 minutes. Contractors on site now.
TRAINS: Arriva Trains Wales is saying trains to and from Holyhead are being delayed by up to 15 minutes
TRAINS: Virgin Trains says trains are currently not running between Holyhead and Bangor.
The first service expected to run is 13:58 Holyhead to London Euston
MYSTERY: A secret World War Two message found on the leg of a dead pigeon has left 21st century codebreakers flummoxed. The code, hand-written on a small sheet of paper headed “Pigeon Service”, was found in a small red canister attached to the bird’s skeleton up a chimney at a house in Bletchingley, Surrey.
FOOTBALL: Two men have been charged with attempted murder after Tottenham Hotspur fans were attacked in Rome, police said today. Officers said two Roma fans - Francesco Ianari and Mauro Pinnelli, both 26 - were charged after Ashley Mills suffered knife wounds to his head and leg during an ambush at the Drunken Ship pub in Campo de Fiori.
TOURISM: Gwynedd is one of the most dependent places in the UK on tourism for employment with it accounting for 14.5% of jobs according to the Office of National Stastics. It was 6th in a league table.
CRASH: Two women have been taken to hospital following a crash on Pengroeslon, Pwllheli. It happened at about 11.45am. They were taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor, by ambulance with minor injuries.