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FLOOD UPDATE: No properties flooded in Conwy

Published date: 03 January 2014 |
Published by: Mike Williams 
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High tides in Conwy. Photo by Albion Ale House. 

THE worst of today's flooding has passed in Conwy county without any reports of affected properties, council officials have said.

The high tides which hit the North Wales coast over lunchtime today (Friday) came close to overtopping defences in Llanfaifechan, Deganwy and Kinmel Bay.

The multi-agency emergency services response across North Wales was stood down this afternoon.

Conwy cabinet member for environment, highways and sustainability, Cllr Mike Priestley, said there has been serious erosion of the Deganwy railway embankment.

Cllr Priestely warned before the high tides that he expected the promenade to take "another battering" after it was reduced to rubble in the December floods.

Arriva Trains Wales suspended all trains on the North Wales coast this morning but service has since resumed between Shrewsbury and Holyhead in both directions.

The B5106 Llanrwst Road, Conwy; the Promenade, Old Colwyn and Glan Y Môr Road near Rhos-on-Sea Golf Club have been closed due to the floods.

A council spokesperson said: "Tide is now receding and Council teams will be deployed to start assessing damage."

Natural Resources Wales issued flood alerts across the North Wales coast before the high tides at midday, which were expected to be the worst to hit the whole Welsh coast since 1997.

For more news from across the region visit newsnorthwales.co.uk

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