Update: Storm causes damage and misery across Conwy

November 27, 2021 - 1314 views

Damage overnight from Storm Arwen is being counted across North Wales this morning. 

Emergency services are in attendance in many places in an attempt to open up roads blocked by trees and other debris. The storm which moved into amber status at midnight has seen travel disruption and rail lines from the North West of England and beyond grind to a standstill. 

A tree was blown down in Rhos-on-Sea on Llandudno Road outside the the Cooperative and cemetary. Debris and branches have been blown into the road by Conwy Golf Club and a small tree has fallen on a car on Llys Onnen in Llandudno Junction. Thankfully there have been no injuries reported. 

There have also some problems this morning along the Old Highway in Colwyn Bay with debris in the road and a tree has fallen alongside the Welsh Mountain Zoo exit on Llanrwst Road heading down towards Mochdre.

Eirias Park has lost a number of trees to the storm overnight and there have been reports that the council's Coed Pella building has suffered some damage.

Llandudno residents have reported much damage with a chimney stack falling and seriously damaging a conservatory and the town's Christmas tree at the bottom of Mostyn Street has been destroyed.

Also there has been photos circulating showing many trees destroyed in the Happy Valley part of the town and some structural damage to some buildings.

In Conwy, Llandudno Coastguard have reported that some boats moored in Conwy Harbour were battered against the harbour walls destroying the vessels in the process.

North Wales Police and the emergency services are currently very busy and are urging everyone not to travel as a yellow warning for high winds remain until 6pm on Saturday. Transport for Wales has confirmed that train services will not operate down the North Wales coast today, with delays or cancellations possible on Sunday.