Two drivers have been rescued from their lorries after getting stuck in flood water near Welshpool and Llanymynech.

On Thursday morning, a heavy goods vehicle driver was rescued in the Llanymynech area by fire and rescue crews from Aberystwyth, Llanfyllin and Welshpool.

Crews were then called to rescue another lorry driver at Pool Quay, near Welshpool at around 12.30pm on Thursday.

In the past 24 hours, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service responded to 10 flooding incidents.

A senior Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service manager has urged drivers not to drive through floodwater, saying that "it is just not worth the risk".

Area Manager Simon Jenkins: said: "I must thank our operational crews, who have, and continue to, work to the utmost level of professionalism in difficult and often dangerous conditions.

"I am also thankful to our staff at Joint Fire control for their work in answering emergency calls and supporting our firefighters during this busy period.

"I would like to take this opportunity to stress the importance to drivers to not drive through floodwater. It is just not worth the risk.

"The forecast is predicting wintry showers for the next few days, so I would urge all drivers to carefully consider whether their journey is an essential one and, if they must make a journey, to be vigilant on the roads.”