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Councils continue to tackle flood damage

Published date: 28 November 2012 |
Published by: Iwan Berry
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TEAMS from Conwy and Denbighshire Councils will continue to tackle flood-damaged areas across both authorities.

Almost all roads have now re-opened, with a section of the A548 between Llangernyw and Llanrwst remaining closed due to a landslip. Diversions will be in place while the road is closed.

Officials have warned motorists to remain careful when travelling around the area, and take note of conditions.

Stuart Davies, Head of Highways for Conwy and Denbighshire Councils, said:

"Water is still running-off the fields and standing water continues to be a concern in some areas.  Some roads have been damaged and there may debris left by the wind and rain, which can be hazardous.

"Temperatures have also dropped today, please be extra vigilant because patches of ice may form where water is flowing across the road surface.

Winter maintenance teams from both authorities will be gritting priority routes from this evening, and are likely to continue through the rest of the week. 

Water levels have subsided, and officials will be making visits to badly affected areas to assess residents' long-term concerns. 

Cllr Dilwyn Roberts, Leader of Conwy County Borough Council, said: “The resilience shown by our local communities and the support offered by neighbours and friends has been inspiring.  

"I’d like to thank the Highways, Social Services and Environment teams that have been out across the county working with colleagues from Environment Agency Wales, the Emergency Services and Voluntary Sector to help our communities. 

 “Undoubtedly, flood alleviation schemes at locations such as Afon Bach in Llanrwst, have protected properties and without them it would be a lot worse and far more properties would have been affected.”

If your home has been flooded and you need advice contact 01492 577999, or for information about flooding visit www.conwy.gov.uk/flooding

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