Latest: Conwy remains on flood alert as Storm Christophe hits


January 20, 2021

Heavy rain is continuing to create problems for travel across North Wales with flooding anticipated for some local areas.

The Conwy Valley which has seen some of the worst flooding in recent years, is on alert after the weather centre in Capel Curig recorded nearly two inches of rainfall up to 6 o'clock yesterday evening.

Sandbags are being offered to businesses and residents in the Llanrwst area with ballast and sand being available at two locations at Betws Road and at the top of Nebo Road.

Yellow flood warnings are in place until lunchtime on Thursday with areas around the River Conwy from Dolwyddelan to Conwy under threat. Isolated properties and farmland between Maenan and Llanrwst have also been highlighted.

The B5106 has been closed due to flooding from the Fairy Falls Hotel at Trefriw to Pont Fawr, Llanrwst. River levels remain very high.

Work to minimise the impact of flood water in the Conwy Valley was undertaken last night.

In a post on the Llanrwst Flood Action Group, local councillor Samantha Egelstaff said: "It’s great to see all of the authorities working together this morning and last night. National Resources Wales in place ready, Highway Maintenance checking and clearing drains this morning and last night, CCBC and NRW checking culverts, sending photographs back to HQ, diggers in place at key potential flash points, in case.

"Much better monitoring and support this time around for our Llanrwst and Conwy Valley community. Fingers crossed we get through Storm Christoph unscathed".

Meanwhile, traffic on the A55 has been slowing down as surface water has made driving conditions difficult. North Wales Police warned of standing water on the A55 at Rhuallt Hill.

Updates on the situation across North Wales are available via the Bayside Radio website, on the radio and on social media. For the very latest visit https://naturalresources.wales/.