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Flood alerts

A number of flood alerts are in place for rivers across Carmarthenshire.

Call the Floodline on 0345 988 1188.

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Carmarthenshire flood recovery underway

Recovery operations are now underway to clear and make safe areas affected by yesterday’s flooding in parts of Carmarthenshire.

Torrential rain and high river levels caused flooding in several areas, in particular in the north of the county around Llanybydder, Newcastle Emlyn and Pontyweli, and in Carmarthen around Pensarn and the Quayside.

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Stay safe

Our crews are on standby throughout the night in case of any further flooding issues in the county.

Anyone in need of assistance can call our emergency line on 0300 333 2222.

Please only travel if essential and take extra care on the roads due to possible surface water flooding.

Please also stay away from flood risk areas, and around rivers and coastlines.

For the latest flood warnings please visit the Natural Resources Wales website which is updated every 15 minutes or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188.



Old Llangunnmor Road and Stephen’s Way

Old Llangunnor Road and Stephen’s Way, Pensarn have been closed due to flooding.

If you are concerned about flooding call the Floodline on 0345 988 1188 or visit the Natural Resources Wales website for up-to-date information.

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Road closures

Further road closures this afternoon:

  • Parts of the B4300 Ffairfach to Llangunnor
  • B4297 B4300 to Dryslwyn
  • C2145 B4300 Gelli Aur to Broad Oak A40
  • B4310 B4300 to Nantgaredig
  • C1301 Lewis Street/ Station Road Pontwelly
  • B4300 Llangunnor to Capel Dewi
  • B4332 Cenarth to Abercych
  • A475 Newcastle Emlyn, near the bridge

Lots of surface water on our roads, please take extra care if you must make an essential journey.

Llanybydder and Pontweli

We are continuing to monitor the situation in Llanybydder and Pontweli, working closely with Natural Resources Wales.

We would like to reassure residents that arrangements are in place for rest centres in these areas if needed.

If you have any concerns regarding your property, please call us on our emergency line on 0300 333 2222. In an emergency call 999.

Please visit the Natural Resources Wales website for flood guidance and updates.

Weather update

Prolonged periods of heavy rain may lead to river and surface water flooding and difficult driving conditions today and it is likely flood warnings will remain in place.

Please remember that as we’re in level four restrictions we should stay home to stay safe and prevent adding pressure to our emergency service

However, if you do need to make an essential journey please remain vigilant and take extra care.

Please stay away from flood risk areas, and around rivers and coastlines.

Our crews are working throughout the weekend checking and clearing drains and gullies, and are on standby in case of any emergencies.

Anyone in need of immediate assistance can call 01267 234567 or after 4pm please call our emergency line on 0300 333 2222. Distribution of sandbags will be prioritised to those most in need.

Visit Natural Resources Wales for up-to-date information.

If you are concerned about flooding call the Floodline on 0345 988 1188.

Road closures

We have responded to a number of calls overnight for flooding. Lots of surface water present on most roads, please take extra care on your essential journeys.

Road closures due to flooding:

  • U2043 Waunbricks Ford, St Clears
  • The Quay – Carmarthen
  • C1253 Henfaes Bridge to Maesycrugiau, Llanybydder
  • C2030 at Abergwili- floodgates closed
  • A4069 Station Road, Llangadog near old creamery
  • A4069 Llwynjack, Llandovery
  • U2183 known as Dyfed Road near the Abergwili Concrete works
  • A4242 Coracle Way, Carmarthen

If you are concerned about flooding call the Floodline on 0345 988 1188 or visit Natural Resources Wales for up-to-date information.

Risk of flooding following prolonged heavy rain

A prolonged period of heavy rain and windy conditions are expected to cause disruption and difficult road conditions across Carmarthenshire from 8pm Friday night and Saturday morning.

The Met Office has issued an amber rain warning and Natural Resources Wales are issuing flood alerts and warnings. Significant river and surface water flooding is expected in parts of the county.

Residents and businesses are being urged to stay up to date with weather forecasts and flood alerts and to be prepared to take action if property is in a flood risk area.

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Amber rain warning

Heavy rain is expected to cause significant disruption and difficult road conditions tonight and tomorrow. The Met Office has issued an amber rain warning and significant river and surface water flooding is expected.

Please drive carefully and take particular care on the roads. Our teams are ready to respond to changing conditions.

 Be aware, and protect your property against possible flooding:

  • Check weather forecasts and warnings on the Met Office website
  • Check flood guidance and updates on the Natural Resources Wales website
  • If your property is in imminent threat of flooding, call 01267 234567 (or 0300 333 2222 out of hours). Distribution of sandbags will be prioritised to those most in need, and are in limited supply. We will endeavour to respond to most requests but there may be some delay, particularly for the more widespread or large scale events

 In an emergency:

  • If you are in immediate danger, or your property is flooding, call the emergency services on 999

Recycling centres

9.15am: Our recycling centres at Whitland and Nantycaws are currently closed due to snow and ice. Please follow for further updates during the day

UPDATE 10am: Nantycaws recycling centre has now re-opened

UPDATE 10.30am: Whitland recycling centre has now re-opened too

UPDATE 11.15am: We have had to re-close Whitland recycling centre due to prevailing conditions and it will now remain closed for the rest of the day. If you have an appointment for today you can choose to go tomorrow instead or go to Nantycaws today - this only applies of you have a pre-booked appointment. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Snow and ice

We have snow in parts of the county and with icy roads driving conditions will be difficult - please stay at home and only travel if it is essential.

Gritting will continue throughout the day. Our priority is to keep primary routes open - all primary routes are open at the moment and passable with care.

Please take extra care and only travel if it is essential.

Whitland recycling centre

Our recycling centre at Whitland is currently closed due to hazardous weather conditions. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Snow

There are some snow showers in parts of the county, but no problems to report.

Gritters are out and about on main routes and crews are on standby if needed.

Please take extra care and remember that you should only leave home for essential journeys.

Visit the Met Office website for updates.

Flood alerts

There are a number of flood alerts in place.

Visit the Natural Resources Wales website for up-to-date information or call all the Floodline on 0345 988 1188.

High tides

High tides are predicted over the next few days. Be careful on beaches, promenades and coastal footpaths.

Visit Natural Resources Wales for up-to-date information.

If you are concerned about flooding call the Floodline on 0345 988 1188. 

Yellow warning of snow

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of snow and ice for Carmarthenshire on Saturday. As always, our gritting crews are prepared and will respond to changing conditions. Please keep an eye on weather forecasts and take extra care on your essential journeys

Snow

We have snow in many parts of the county and with icy roads driving conditions will be difficult - please stay at home and only travel if it is essential.

Our gritters have been out all night treating the primary routes and have just returned to their depots - new crews will take over this morning and gritting will continue throughout the day. Our priority is to keep primary routes open - all primary routes are open at the moment and passable with care.

More light snow or sleet could fall this afternoon, and with temperatures set to fall across the county later today with an overnight low of up to -6C, the roads will be very icy. Please take extra care and only travel if it is essential.

Yellow warning of snow and ice

We’re likely to see some wintry showers over the weekend - the Met Office has issued a yellow warning of snow and ice from 4pm today lasting until Sunday when snow is most likely to be widespread with accumulations even in low lying areas.

We can also expect icy conditions over the next few days - we’re monitoring and gritting to keep priority routes clear - but please take extra care and remember that you should only leave home for essential journeys.

If you’re making a snowman on Sunday please do it in your own garden and keep your distance from others if you’re planning a wintry walk in your local area - remember exercise should start and finish on your doorstep. Please keep yourself and others safe.

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Weather advice

 

Level 4 rules

Yellow ice warning

A yellow warning of ice has been issued from 4pm today until 10am tomorrow. We are out tonight gritting main routes and county roads. Please drive carefully, and remember that as we’re in level four restrictions we should stay home to stay safe and prevent adding pressure to our emergency services

Roads update

Our crews have had a very busy night responding to a number of flooding and weather-related incidents.

The following roads remain closed:

  • Stephens Way, Pensarn and Pensarn retail park
  • Coracle Way and Old Station Road, Carmarthen
  • Carmarthen Quay
  • A4069 at the Llangadog Creamery and Llwyn Jack Bridge, Llandovery.
  • B4310 between Abergorlech and Brechfa
  • B4300 passable by HGVs at Golden Grove and Nantgaredig but crossroads at Dryslwyn and Golden Grove are closed

Council crews deployed water pumps at Old Llanstephan Road and Old Llangunnor Road throughout the night.

Weather is forecast to improve throughout the day and water levels will respond accordingly.

Flood warnings no longer in force

  • River Gwendraeth Fawr at Pontyberem
  • River Gwendraeth Fawr at Pontyates and Ponthenry
  • River Gwydderig at Velindre, Llandovery
  • River Hydfron at Llanddowror
  • River Bran at town centre, Llandovery
  • River Bran at Pont Bran, Llangadog
  • River Towy at Llanwrda
  • River Loughor at Ammanford and Llandybie
  • River Cothi at low lying areas - Pontargothi and Pontynyswen
  • River Cynin at St Clears
  • Upper Tawe
  • Rivers Gwendraeths
  • Rivers Loughor and Amman
  • Rivers in Llanelli
  • River Taf at Trevaughan, Whitland

Flood Warnings

  • River Bran at town centre, Llandovery: Property throughout Llandovery including Dolau Bran sheltered housing estate.
  • River Gwendraeth Fawr at Pontyberem: The B4306 road and property adjacent to the river at Pontyberem including Pontyberem Primary School.
  • River Teifi at Llandysul Bridge, Llandysul: The Fire Station, property in Lewis Street, Cambrian Terrace, the A486 and B4476 roads.
  • River Tyweli at Station Road, Llandysul: Property in Station Road and Station Yard at Pont Tyweli.
  • River Gwydderig at Velindre, Llandovery: The Erwlon caravan site and property at Velindre.

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Flood Warning: River Towy at Old Llangunnor Road, Carmarthen

Flooding is expected for: Properties on the Old Llangunnor Road Upstream of the A40 Road Bridge to the East of the Towy Retail Park.

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Flood Alert: Rivers in Llanelli

Flooding is possible for: Rivers in Llanelli and the neighbouring areas of Llangennech, Pwll and Burry Port.

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Flood Warning: River Teifi at Cenarth

Flooding is expected for: Property adjacent to the River Teifi in Cenarth including the Saw Mill at Abercych.

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Flood Warning: River Teifi at Newcastle Emlyn

Flooding is expected for: Property adjacent to the River Teifi in Newcastle Emlyn including the rugby ground.

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Flood Warning: River Teifi at Lampeter

Flooding is expected for: Property adjacent to and to the north of the River Teifi in Lampeter, including the supermarket and leisure centre.

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Flood Warning: River Teifi at Llanybyther

Flooding is expected for: The caravan site, property in Station Terrace, Bridge Street, Highmead Terrace and the Highmead Arms Hotel.

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Flood Warning: River Towy at Llanwrda

Flooding is expected for: Property in Llanwrda, including the A482 road.

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Flood Warning: River Loughor at Ammanford and Llandybie

Flooding is expected for: Low lying property in Ammanford, Llandybie and Aberlash adjacent to the river Loughor upstream of its confluence with the River Amman, including Carmarthenshire College.

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Flood Warning: River Towy at Carmarthen Quay, Carmarthen

Flooding is expected for: Property adjacent to the River Towy at Carmarthen Quay downstream of the A484 road bridge

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Flood Warning: Tidal area at Carmarthen Quay

Flooding is expected for: Property adjacent to the River Towy at Carmarthen Quay downstream of the A484 road bridge

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Flood warning: River Bran at Pont Bran, Llangadog

Flooding is expected for: Property in the vicinity of Pont Bran

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Flood Warning: River Towy at Llandeilo to Llanwrda

Flooding is expected for: Property in Ffairfach, Llandeilo including Towy Terrace, the A483 road, the A40 road, property at Rhosmaen Tannery, the A4069 road and property in Llangadog.

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Flood Warning: River Cothi at low lying areas - Pontargothi and Pontynyswen

Flooding is expected for: Low lying property including the Cothi Bridge Hotel at Pontargothi and Dolybont at Pontynyswen.

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Flood Warning: River Cynin at St Clears

Property adjacent to the river in the centre of St Clears north and south of the B4299 road.

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What to do before, during and after a flood

Protect yourself and your property

Full guidance provided by Natural Resource Wales 

Flood warnings

There are a number of flood warnings in force - flooding is expected, immediate action required:

  • River Towy, isolated properties between Llandeilo and Abergwili: Isolated farms, property and roads in the lower Towy valley
  • River Hydfron at Llanddowror: Property adjacent to the river in Llanddowror
  • River Taf at Trevaughan, Whitland: Property in the vicinity of Trevaughan
  • River Gwendraeth Fawr at Pontyates and Ponthenry: The B4309 road and property adjacent to the river at Pontyates and Ponthenry

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Flood alerts

A number of flood alerts are in place. Be prepared:

  • River Cothi
  • Rivers Bran and Gwydderig
  • Upper Towy
  • Eastern Cleddau
  • Upper Teifi
  • Lower Towy
  • Lower Teifi
  • Rivers Gwendraeths
  • Rivers Loughor and Amman
  • Upper Tawe

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Heavy rain

We’re in for some prolonged periods of heavy rain over the next few days which may lead to river and surface water flooding and difficult driving conditions.

As always, are crews are prepared and will respond to changing conditions. Keep an eye on weather forecasts and take extra care on your essential journeys. Please remember that as we’re in level four restrictions we should stay home to stay safe and prevent adding pressure to our emergency services.

If you are concerned about flooding call the Floodline on 0345 988 1188.