A number of roads in Powys are closed this evening as Storm Christopher continues its sweep across the country. 

The A483 is closed in both directions between Newtown and Welshpool, as well as close to the English border between Four Crosses and Llanymynech. 

The same road had already been closed earlier in the day at Builth Wells, which bore the brunt of the storm in Radnorshire. 

Earlier, a lorry and a car became stuck in flood water on the Welshpool Airport road. 

Firefighters from Montgomery Fire Station had to rescue occupants of a car when it became stuck in flood water near Caerhowel.  The car was pushed out of the water and on to dry land by the fire crew.

Their message was clear: "Please don't travel through flood water!!!!"

The Dyfi Bridge was also closed this morning due to flooding as Storm Christoph continues to hit Powys.

Those planning to travel on the A487 over the bridge are asked to find an alternative route as rainfall continues to hit the county.

On Twitter, Dave Throup, Environment Agency Manager for Hereford and Worcestershire has tweeted an indication of the amount of rain that his fallen in Mid Wales in the last few days.

There are likely to be more flood warnings in place for our rivers as this weather continues.

He said: "Our rain gauge near Llyn Clywedog at the headwaters of the Severn has recorded over 120mm since Monday.

"More flood warnings inevitable on the Severn and Wye and probably other rivers."

County Times: The River Severn which is close to bursting its banks in Newtown on January 19. Pic: Jacob King/PAThe River Severn which is close to bursting its banks in Newtown on January 19. Pic: Jacob King/PA

Flooding has also closed the railway through the county, with Transport for Wales highlighting issues between Machynlleth and Dovey Junction in particular. Road flooding means there is currently no replacement service.

On travel routes outside the county, The Highways England website confirmed the A5 Northbound between Oswestry and Chirk is closed.

The busy stretch of road is closed between the A495 and the junction with the A483 Oswestry North.

Two flood warnings have been issued for the River Vyrnwy, in Maesbrook and Melverley, by the Environment Agency, since the third named storm of the season began at around midnight.

A spokesman for Powys County Council said: Storm Christoph is causing river levels to rise throughout Powys, particularly in Builth Wells. The situation is being monitored closely across the county.

"Our crews are on standby and ready to close roads if needed. Please drive safely and follow any diversion signs."