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Clean up begins after flooding in North Wales

The clean up has begun after flooding hit parts of North Wales yesterday.

Properties and businesses were affected by the heavy rainfall with as much as three feet of water falling in some areas.

Half of the monthly average rainfall – over five inches, fell in the last 24 hours.

Tu-Hwnt-I'r Bont tearoom

Natural Resources Wales said flood waters had receded overnight and the River Conwy water levels had gone down.

However, they said they continued to watch Bangor-on-Dee where water levels remain high.

Some roads remain closed due to the flooding including the A470 Dolgellau Bypass although areas further down the road have been cleared ad re-opened.

Natural Resources Wales warned drivers and pedestrians not to risk going down flooded streets.

Our teams have been out in places like Llanrwst, Bala and Bangor on Dee deploying temporary defences, pumping water away from homes and supporting the emergency services.

Unfortunately some homes have been affected by flooding. It is a very difficult experience.

– DONNA LITTLECHILD, NATURAL RESOURCES WALES

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