Weather latest across Pembrokeshire
11:13am Friday 14th February 2014 in News
Fallen trees and flooding habe been causing delays for motorists in Pembrokeshire today (Friday, February 14).
Update at 4.30pm:
Further to earlier updates:
• Surface water flooding and flash flooding across Pembrokeshire has eased. Standing water still present on road where drains are blocked and with run-off of rainwater from fields.
• Flooding on A40 between Redstone Cross and Penblewin roundabout has eased. Flooding signs in place.
• Two properties reported as flooded in St Teilo’s Road, Pembroke Dock.
• Flash flooding in Saundersfoot has eased. Limited impact on properties.
• A4139 from Penally to Lamphey has surface water flooding. Signs in place.
• Tree down at St Daniels Hill, Pembroke.
• Tree reported to be in a dangerous condition on Dale Road opposite entrance Churchill Farm and close to Ratford Bridge
• Surface water on road from Rosemarket to Neyland
Further to earlier updates:
• A one metre surge is forecast for tonight. Astronomical tide is 6.6 metres at 1818 hours in Milford Haven which will result in a 7.6 metre static tide.
• Potential for waves overtopping at Wisemans Bridge and Amroth.
• Flood gate at Dale installed as part of flood alert.
• Potential for water to cover road at Carew bridge.
• Minor surface water flooding reported in Haverfordwest; on the Haverfordwest to Burton Road around Troopers Inn; Pembroke Dock and Stepaside.
• Castlemartin to Hundleton road re-opened.
• Road now open at Wiston.
• Tree is blocking carriageway on the B4313 halfway from A40 at Redstone Cross to Bethesda.
• Council workmen clearing several trees blocking minor road between Four to five trees Between Felindre Farchog and Panteg Wood.
A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency Wales for the Pembrokeshire coast. Flooding is possible for the coastlibe between St Dogmaels, Cardigan and Amroth and may occur from 1700 hours onwards.
Cleddau Bridge reporting 56.8 mph at present with gusts up to 63 mph. Structure still closed to high-sided vehicles.
• Rhos to Picton Castle Road has reopened.
• Road from A40 to Rudbaxton tip has reopened.
• Road at Lydstep also clear.
• Tree down on the main A487 between Haverfordwest to Simpsons Cross at the junction to Keeston. Tree is blocking both sides of the road.
• Tree blocking side road from A40 at Llandewi Velfrey to Llanfallteg and has taken down BT Lines
• The A40 at Penblewin roundabout has been reduced to single lane traffic because of a tree across the carriageway.
• A tree is blocking a minor road between Felindre Farchog and Panteg Wood.
• A tree is across the Castlemartin to Hundleton road near the old water processing site.
• A Council maintenance team is on its way to Wiston where a tree is reported to be in a dangerous condition.
• Workmen are dealing with dangerous branches on the A4139 near Lydstep.
• Large branch on B4329 at Scolton Manor.
• Tree obstructing minor road at Penygroes.
• A40 at Penblewin Roundabout reopened to dual lane traffic.
• Roof Slates being dislodged on Bush Street, Pembroke Dock.
• A number of trees have fallen on private land, footpaths and gardens. These are unlikely to be addressed by the Council and are the responsibility of landowners to clear.
The Cleddau Bridge - which is currently closed to high sides vehicles – reporting gusts of 55 mph.
The forecast from the Met. Office is: South-easterly winds veering to southerly in the afternoon. Gusts expected up to 60 to 65 mph. Peak of gusts would be during the late afternoon and early evening up to 65 mph for Pembrokeshire.
In light of weakened structures and trees, some minor impacts may well occur with these stronger gusts so a Yellow Wind Warning is to be issued. Minor disruption expected but no repeat of Wednesday.
Persistent band of rain this morning over Pembrokeshire turning to frequent heavy showers from midday, with potential to give localised flooding on the roads.
On Saturday a windy and showery day can be expected. Gusts of wind up to 50 mph in the westerly/north-westerly wind around the coast of West and North Wales may also give some minor impacts where trees/structures are already weakened.
On Sunday a mainly dry day is expected but further rain will spread across Wales during the evening/overnight.
Hakin School, Milford Haven, is partially closed for Years 2 to 6 (Key Stage 2) due to a dangerous structure while Sir Thomas Picton Secondary School in Haverfordwest remains closed, again due to a dangerous structure. The Pembrokeshire Learning Centres at Penally and Neyland are also closed.
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