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.
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 .
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 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.