FLOODING HITS PENARTH ROAD AND LOCAL TOWN ROUTES

If you're heading home from Cardiff to Penarth tonight - this is the depth of water on Penarth Road (Photo Kevin O'Sullivan)

If you’re heading home from Cardiff to Penarth tonight – this is the depth of water on Penarth Road which you could run into. No Vale Council vehicle could be seen.  (Photo Kevin O’Sullivan)

Continuous heavy rain has brought flooding to Penarth Road  – the main route between Cardiff and Penarth in the familiar trouble-spot at  the Porsche Garage.

This afternoon drivers were axle deep in water as they emerged from the roundabout heading for Penarth.

This afternoon many cars turned back rather than try to get through deep floodwater on Penarth Road - an area which is the responsibility of the Vale of Glamorgan Council

This afternoon many cars turned back rather than try to get through deep floodwater on Penarth Road – an area which is the responsibility of the Vale of Glamorgan Council

Some drivers decided not to risk running the gauntlet of the floodwater which was nearly 2 feet deep and doubled back to Cardiff to get to Penarth via the Ely Bridge.

Penarth Fire Brigade turned out to a flooding emergency at the Richard Gwyn School in Barry – which had to be evacuated at around 15:00 this afternoon .

A van hits the floodwater on Redlands Road. Nearby Elfed Avenue was also affected

A van hits the floodwater on Redlands Road. Nearby Elfed Avenue was also badly affected

South Wales Fire Service reported flooding at Elfed  Avenue at the junction with Redlands Road – but although there was deep surface water at this point it didn’t stop the traffic on the main through route.

Elfed Avenue itself though was too deeply flooded for most ordinary cars.

There was heavy flooding on Penarth Esplanade at the bus stop

There was heavy flooding on Penarth Esplanade at the bus stop this afternoon

There was flooding also on Penarth Esplanade at the bottom of Bridgeman Road as blocked drains caused a large pool of deep floodwater to collect at this point.

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10 Responses to FLOODING HITS PENARTH ROAD AND LOCAL TOWN ROUTES

  1. Yotty says:

    You should have seen the lanes and main road around Sully. I’m just smiling as I live on a hill but I can’t imagine how bad it will get from all the extra run off created by building all the new estates VoG want to build here.
    Off to buy some waders and sandbags!

  2. Martin Coffee says:

    I thought that the local authorities were required to provide sand bags in emergency? Or are they only made available in Barry town?
    Two of those locations pictured are so close to either a river or the sea that I’m amazed that Barry is unable to achieve working drains there.

  3. Frank Evans says:

    All the drains are blocked with leafs.
    Turned to leaf slush everywhere.

  4. penarthblog says:

    There are times when Penarth Rd near the bottom of Llandough Hill is covered with water even in Mid Summer when there is little rainfall is it a secret stream? Could Penarth become a Spa Town? Lol!!

  5. 249ers says:

    7.30am. Council lorry clearing leaves from gutters along Plymouth Road.

    • Peter Church says:

      Yes it woke me up!!
      Why couldn’t they have done this last week and prevented the drains getting blocked in the first place.

  6. 249ers says:

    It was done last week, on Monday, but the storms produced more leaves and they were swept away along the gutters blocking the drains.

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