Heavy downpours cause flooding and travel chaos
TORRENTIAL rain caused flooding and disruption across Wales. Heavy rain overnight and early yesterday caused travel delays and saw several roads being flooded.
There were also several serious accidents.
A man died after his car crashed on the M4 in the early hours.
A blue Vauxhall Vectra was the only car involved in the crash near the Pont Abraham roundabout in Carmarthenshire.
The alarm was raised shortly before 4am. Fire crews said the car had hit a motorway sign in the area.
Dyfed-Powys Police said: “Sadly the driver died. His next of kin has been informed.”
Elsewhere, one person was taken to hospital after an accident on the A48 at Newport and police in Caerphilly dealt with a serious crash involving two cars and a lorry in which a casualty suffered “lifethreatening injuries”.
There was serious flooding on one of the main routes into Cardiff at Capel Llanilltern.
Natural Resources Wales had two flood warnings and 23 flood alerts in place yesterday.
The warnings were on the River Ely at Llanelay and at the River Ritec in Tenby.
A man also had to be rescued from his vehicle after it hit floodwater in Pontyclun.
Bus operator Stagecoach Wales said overnight flooding was affecting journey times of services between Aberdare and Pontypridd yesterday.
An elderly woman raised the alarm after floodwater entered her property at Llanwrtyd Wells.
And the River Conwy burst its banks in the Llanrwst area after days of torrential downpours.
Gwydyr Park, which runs alongside the river, was completely flooded, with water rising towards the bottom of the Pont Fawr bridge.
High water levels could also be seen around the A487 at Dyfi Bridge north of Machynlleth.
There is also more rain on the way for Wales. Today, after a mostly dry start, rain will return accompanied by strong winds.
The rain is expected to ease tomorrow.
Next week looks like turning more settled, but colder.
> The lane near Pontyclun where a man had to be rescued from his car yesterday
> The A48 was closed between Cardiff and Newport after this crash