Flood warnings issued as water levels rise

HIGH winds and heavy rain are continuing to cause difficulty on Pembrokeshire’s roads this week, with flood alerts being issued for some parts of the county.

Surface water on roads has made driving conditions difficult, with main roads such as the A4076 in Johnston, at Narberth Bridge and on Well Hill Road, Pembroke, badly affected.

A number of blocked drains have been reported, including St Dogmaels, Rhoshill, Llwyncelyn, Scleddau, Clunderwen, Blaenffos, Hook and Tenby, with the water adding to that on the roads. Signs have also been erected in flooding hotspots to warn drivers.

And as river levels around the county rise, an amber risk flood alert has been issued by Natural Resources and the Met Office for Monday afternoon and Tuesday, with Newport Parrog and the Lower Teifi among areas highest at risk.

Adding to last week’s tally of fallen trees, trees have been blown down on the Speculation Inn to Castlemartin road, on the B4341 between Portfield Gate and Sutton, Templeton, Golden Hill in Pembroke, and between Rosemarket and Jordanston.

In Tenby, an area of the High Street is due to be cordoned off as roof slates hvae been blown off. And in Hakin, emergency services are in attendance after there was damage to Christmas lights.

A spokesman for Dyfed-Powys Police said it was important that motorists paid attention when driving in poor conditions, and adjusted their driving accordingly.

“Just remember to slow down and steer gently in such conditions. Avoid braking or accelerating too suddenly and always leave a bigger gap between you and the car in front,” he said.

“If you skid, do not brake harshly and if you find yourself travelling across black ice and the steering feels light, don’t brake, just ease off the accelerator.”

Last week, bursts of heavy rain led to road flooding in Haverfordwest, Freystrop, Crymych, Ambleston, Miflord Haven, Cilgerran and Begelly.

Drain covers came off in Cartlett, Haverfordwest, and strong winds resulted in several fallen trees around the county.

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