Further problems reported as bad weather continues along Pembrokeshire coast
10:34am Monday 6th January 2014 in News
Bad weather is continuing across Pembrokeshire today (Monday) with strong winds and heavy downpours.
Pembrokeshire County Council has issued the following update at 10.45am:
• A487 at Newgale road remains closed
• High tide at Lower Town Fishguard now. A487 remains open. Full impact of tide not known at present.
• Road on Amroth seafront remains closed.
• Wisemans Bridge road impacted by this morning‘s tide with a lot of debris being cleared at the moment. Clearance to be completed within the hour.
• Dale: defences overtopped but no issues.
• Neyland: investigating report of collapsed footpath on the promenade
• Front Street, Pembroke Dock and Commons Road, Pembroke: water came over defences but no damage or flooded properties reported.
• Maintenance work crews in attendance with sandbags at key locations: Lower Town Fishguard (river close to highest level recorded), Solva, Little Haven, Amroth, Wisemans Bridge, Pembroke Commons.
Surface Water Flooding
• Surface water flooding reported in Crymych; Moylegrove; Wolfscastle; St Dogmaels; marsh road in Tenby; Lower Hill Street, Hakin;
• Two properties flooded in Crymych last night
• Road damage into Moylegrove and into Star, Llanfyrnach
• Large Tree down close to New Hedges
Along the coast Dyfed-Powys Police are currently working with Ceredigion County Council to evacuate people from the promenade area in Aberystwyth.
Officers are reminding the public not to attempt driving through floodwater and to stay away from coastal areas, particularly in those areas worst affected.
Rail passengers heading out of Pembrokeshire have had their journeys disrupted since Friday after closure of the line between Llanelli and Carmarthen.
The line was shut after 15 square feet of ballast were washed out from the track and sea wall at Ferryside.
Arriva Trains Wales are currently operating a bus service both ways between Llanelli and Carmarthen, and the amended timetable has been posted on its website.
The track is maintained by Network Wales, where a spokeswoman said on Monday: "An emrgency recovery plan has been put in place with our engineers carrying out an inspection as soon as the tidal storm subsides.The aim is to resume rail services by mid week."
Meanwhile, fears that people were inside a car which was swept off the road in Wisemans Bridge on Friday night led to the Tenby all-weather lifeboat being launched at the height of Friday evening's storm.
Members of the public at the scene reported that people had been seen in the vehicle, and the Haydn Miller was launched at 8.30pm to go to the scene.
Two of the volunteer lifeboat crew donned dry suits before the launch to enable them to enter the sea to recover the casualties.
However, once at Wisemans Bridge, the lifeboat received an updated report from coastguard, police and fire rescue that the driver had been located. The driver confirmed that nobody was in the car or had been at risk at the time of the incident.
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