FLOODING and disruption hit Monmouthshire this weekend after heavy rain fell on Saturday.

The Met Office issued an amber weather warning for rain, covering most of Mid Wales and inland areas of South Wales.

Early on Saturday there was travel disruption between Hereford and Newport, with the rail line blocked and trains cancelled.

This was swiftly followed by news that the A4042, near Abergavenny, was flooded at Llanellen bridge.

Gwent Police are asking people to avoid the area.

The road is closed from Hardwick roundabout to Little Mill in both directions as a result of the flooding. Local diversions are in place.

The A40 is closed from Crickhowell to Abergavenny due to heavy flooding, Traffic Wales have confirmed.

Heavy rain caused flooding at the River Usk in Monmouthshire. Gwent Police are asking people to stay safe.

Their Monmouthshire officers said: "The River Usk has caused flooding in numerous places around Monmouthshire today, please stay safe"

The River Usk was also overflowing at Abergavenny Road in Usk.

The A4042 from Hardwick roundabout to Little Mill was closed in both directions due to flooding.

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Monmouthshire County Council have given an update on the situation in Usk.

A spokesman said: "Weather conditions are continuing to improve across the county. There is still standing water on our road networks so please continue to take care. The levels in Usk are expected to peak at 6pm tonight and there is no concern for any further risk of flooding.

"Two pumps remain in action near the Glan Yr Afon in Usk and the traffic lights will also remain in place until the area has been cleared. Currently there are no further flooding concerns for the River Wye or River Monnow.

"Our teams have been out and about delivering sandbags, placing signage on roads/bridges, assisting colleagues in neighbouring local authorities and assessing areas across the county."

Flood alerts for Rivers Usk, Monnow and Wye remain in place today.

The flood warnings are in place along the Usk between Glangrwyne and Newbridge on Usk, and Brecon and Glangrwyne.

Natural Resources Wales say: "A peak level of 3.7 metres occurred at 4am yesterday.

"The level at Abergavenny was 3.5 metres and falling. A peak level of 4.9 metres occurred just after midday yesterday.

"The level at Usk Town was 3.5 metres and falling. A peak level of 4.4 metres occurred at 6.15pm yesterday.

"River levels are expected to remain high following further rainfall today, but further warnings are not expected to be required."

NRW have also issued flood alerts for the River Usk in Monmouthshire and Newport.

While the Rivers Wye and Monnow in Monmouthshire and Newport have also been subject to a flood alert.

They said: "At 6.00am, the level at Ross-on-Wye was 3.9 metres and rising.

"The level at Monmouth was 4.2 metres and steady. The rowing club underpass gates have been closed."