ROADS across Conwy and Denbighshire have been closed following heavy rainfall overnight.

Local authorities are tackling a number of incidents across the counties as rain and strong winds continued into Wednesday afternoon.

Early this morning the B5106 in Llanrwst, also known as the Gwydyr stretch, was flooded after the River Conwy overflowed.

Gwydir Castle, situated alongside the road, was also affected as its historic garden was pictured covered in flood water.

"Things are pretty dire here again this morning and another 12 hours of rain forecast," Gwydir Castle tweeted.

"We've done what we can. Now just trying to keep our nerves steady."

North Wales Pioneer: Flooding at Gwydir Castle on Wednesday morning. Picture: Gwydir Castle/TwitterFlooding at Gwydir Castle on Wednesday morning. Picture: Gwydir Castle/Twitter

Residents have been staying away from the area with reduced traffic in the town.

“It was not possible to get into or out of Llanrwst,” said Trefriw resident and photographer Hedd Fon Williams.

“We had flood warnings the night before and there was lots of downfall overnight, so people had prepared for it.”

Dylan Williams, operations manager for NRW, said: “We are aware of the road closure in place on the B5106 due to surface water in parts and at Gwydir road and Conwy County Council are dealing with the matter.

“NRW’s operatives are monitoring the situation closely in the area and our operational staff are on standby if the situation escalates.”

Aber Road in Llanfairfechan also closed at about 3.15pm as Conwy County Borough Council (CCBC) continues to monitor the incident.

"With more rain forecasted, we expect the road to remain closed until the river levels recede," a CCBC spokesperson said. "We will inspect the road and clear debris before it reopens.

"Council teams are out checking areas, monitoring watercourses and keeping culverts clear."

Officers from North Wales Police Roads Policing Unit are dealing with flooding on the A55 westbound carriageway at St George near Abergele.

Traffic Wales North and Mid said due to heavy continued rainfall, they have surface water on the network.

They tweeted: "We are working through these conditions to ensure the network remains safe. Please drive to the conditions of the road and only travel if essential."

Denbighshire County Council said the following roads have been closed due to flooding in Denbighshire: Engine Hill, Bodelwyddan B4401 Bryn Llwyn to Cynwyd Graig Road; Denbigh (from Llwyn Goch junction to junction with Cae Drain Rd) Plas Chambres Road and Denbigh (from Graig Rd junction to Pen Cae Du crossroads).

The local authority tweeted: "There are currently two red ‘Flood Warnings’ and three ‘Flood Alerts’ in Denbighshire. Please visit Natural Resource Wales website for all the latest information."

Further information on flood alerts, rainfall and river and sea levels is available via the NRW website.