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Landslip and flood warnings follow heavy rain in Wales

Landslip and flood warnings

A landslip at a coal tip is being examined by engineers following weighty downpour.

Rhondda Cynon Taf chamber pioneer Andrew Morgan said around a 40-50m segment had slipped at Wattstown, in spite of the fact that he didn’t really accept that it represented a danger to the close by Rhondda sidestep.

  • It comes after the Met Office had cautioned up to 3.5in (90mm) of downpour could fall on Friday.
  • Various flood admonitions and alarms stay set up across Wales.

Characteristic Resources Wales (NRW) cautioned individuals to “take additional consideration and keep a protected distance” from stream banks.

Mr Morgan said the Wattstown site has been the focal point of robot checks at regular intervals to screen the site after a landslip at close by Tylorstown in February.

  • No properties are in the region of the most recent landslip, he said.
  • “It looks far more awful than it is nevertheless it’s the second landslip this year,” he said.
  • Rhondda MP Chris Bryant said “all that requires to be done can’t avoid being finished”.

In the interim, the A4042 has been closed at Llanellen, close to Abergavenny, because of the overnight climate, yet rail administrations have continued among Knighton and Llandrindod, in Powys, subsequent to flooding.

Common Resources Wales (NRW) cautioned individuals to “take additional consideration and keep a protected distance” from waterway banks.

Its flood admonitions and cautions cover the River Teifi at Newcastle Emlyn, Llandysul, Llechryd and Cenarth; the River Wye at Monmouth; the River Cothi at Pontargothi and Pontynyswen; the River Towy at Carmarthen Quay, Llandeilo and Abergwili; the River Cynin at St Clears; and the River Ritec at Tenby.

In north Wales, it has cautioned about conceivable flooding the Lower Dee Valley from Llangollen to Trevalyn Meadows, close to Wrexham.

NRW cautioned said “numerous waterways will be quick streaming and hazardous”.