A car has left the road and landed upside down in a field near Porthcawl

A car has left the road on a bend near Porthcawl in icy conditions and has landed upside down in a field.

The incident happened about 500 metres from the Grove Golf Club before Porthcawl cemetary.

(Image: Peter Kitney)

(Image: Peter Kitney)

According to South Wales Fire and Rescue Service an elderly man was inside the car but “managed to extricate himself” before fire crews arrived.

Fire crews received a call at 5.08pm and all emergency services have now left the scene.

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March snows 2018

Several severe weather warnings have now been issued for Wales .

The latest amber warning is for both wind and snow and covers much of south east and mid Wales – including Swansea, Cardiff and Brecon.

The warning runs from 6.05pm this evening until 8am Friday morning.

It says that “very strong easterly winds” will lead to blizzards and considerable drifting.

“Long delays and cancellations of public transport seem very likely”.

The amber warning covers a larger area than the red warning area over Cardiff and parts of the south Wales Valleys, which is within the amber warning area.

Whereas the red warning only continues until 2am, the amber warning continues until 8am.

In the red warning area , there are expected to be deep snow drifts, stranded vehicles and long interruptions to power supplies.

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The chief forecaster at the Met Office said: “Widespread snow will continue this evening, extending further northeast. Across the east of the warning area a further 5-10 cm is likely in places. Elsewhere, around 10-20 cm is likely to fall quite widely, with 30-50 cm possible across parts of Dartmoor, Exmoor and upland parts of southeast Wales.

“Snowfall will be accompanied by strong to gale easterly winds, perhaps severe gales in exposed areas, leading to drifting of lying snow especially in upland areas. Severe cold and wind chill will compound the dangerous conditions.

“Towards midnight, there is a chance of snow turning to freezing rain in places, more likely over southwest England, with widespread icy stretches making driving conditions particularly dangerous.”

A yellow warning for snow and ice remains in place throughout Friday, warning of persistent snow followed by strong winds which will cause drifting or blowing around of the snow. There are expected to be delays and cancellations on public transport.

On Saturday, there is due to be both rain and snow causing the risk of icy patches and an increased risk of slips and falls. There is another yellow warning in place for all Wales.

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The severe weather has caused hazardous driving conditions, NHS appointments to be postponed, and services to close yesterday, with hundreds of schools set to remain closed today.

Rail services on several lines in Wales closed down yesterday afternoon due to the severe weather conditions, including South Wales, Valleys and Cambrian services.

Bill Kelly, chief operating officer for Network Rail, and Bethan Jelfs, customer services director for Arriva Trains Wales, said: “The safety of our customers and staff is a key priority.” Customers are asked to check www.arrivatrains.wales/check before travelling.

Great Western Railway is warning customers that it is expecting to only be able to offer a significantly reduced service, and where trains are able to run they may be delayed or subject to extended journey times.

A statement issued yesterday said: “Reducing the number of trains on the network in a planned way allows the services that do run to operate more smoothly, reducing congestion and delays during difficult conditions. Where trains are cancelled and branch line routes suspended, GWR will not be able to provide road replacement transport due to road conditions.” Customers are advised to check before they travel at www.nationalrail.co.uk.

Passengers due to fly from Cardiff Airport are advised to check for travel updates online before travelling after flights were cancelled yesterday.

Driving conditions were severely hampered yesterday due to snowfall and strong winds.

A busy road near Merthyr Tydfil was closed after a lorry jackknifed, spilling diesel all over the road. Police attended the incident, which left the A4060 closed in both directions between the A465 Heads Of The Valleys Road and Dowlais Top roundabout, and the A470 in Pentrebach.

Elsewhere, traffic officers were faced with removing hazardous shards of ice from both the Conwy Tunnel and the Penmaenbach Tunnel on the A55.

Traffic Wales shared a picture of one of the giant icicles removed from the Conwy Tunnel, which was more than seven inches long and around three inches wide.

Cabinet Secretary for Transport Ken Skates said yesterday: “The message from Welsh Government is to plan ahead, take care and do not to travel unless absolutely unnecessary. If it you have to get out – whether travelling by road, rail, foot, bike or flight – familiarise yourself with the latest official advice before travelling and make sure a friend, family member or neighbour knows where you are.”

Article source: https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/car-left-road-landed-upside-14357252