Flooding Travel Problems

Video of the RNLI rescuing people earlier is here

There are still 4 flood warnings in place in Ruthin, Bangor on Dee, Lower Dee from Llangollen to Chester and Pwllheli

Latest from North Wales police - North Wales Police have confirmed that up to 15 premises in the lower part of Rhuddlan, Denbighshire are being evacuated as a precautionary measure over concerns that the river Clwyd may break its banks

Roads Closed 

Sarn Lane, Bodelwyddan currently closed due to rising water levels. Access to Glan Clwyd Hospital via A547 

B5106 Llanrwst to Trefriw

A548 Llanrwst to Abergele

A544 Llansannan

Eglwysbach School

Main Road into Eglwysbach from Tal y Cafn (Ffordd Ty Gwyn)

Many minor roads closed.

A548 Llanfair TH 

Beach Rd, Llanddulas

Promenade (section to Old Colwyn) 

Llannefydd to Llanfair TH (nr Pont y Gwyledd flooded due to River Elwy)

Bryn Helig, Penmaenmawr (Pump in use due to culvert blockage). 

Wrexham - Bangor-is-y-coed
A525 both ways closed due to flooding between A528 (Marchwiel) and A539 (Eglwys Cross)


the B4354 between Y Ffor and Boduan, 

the A4086 at Nant Peris is now BACK OPEN

Passable with care: 

A547 Rhuddlan Rd

A5 Betws y Coed

A470 Betws y Coed to Glan Conwy

Damaged sections of highway 

Water Street, Llanfair TH 

A548 approx 2 miles out of Abergele.

Landslide off Melai Rd, Llanfair TH 

Road Worker Teams and Highway Inspectors were out throughout the night attending to out of hours calls.

Widespread flooding with overflowing rivers and blocked/overwhelmed culverts.

The rain has eased, but water is still running-off the fields and standing water continues to be a concern


Residents in parts of Ruthin have been evacuated from their homes as the threat of flooding increases. 

Parts of the town have already seen flooding occur and there are potentially up to 400 properties at risk. A rest centre has been opened at Ruthin Leisure Centre. 

This is in addition to the problems being experienced in St Asaph where flooding has been widespread. A rest centre has operated at the city's leisure centre since the early hours of this morning. 

The flooding has also had a major effect on transport in the region. 


All services operating near normally except: 

51 (Rhyl-Denbigh): not currently running south of St Asaph. 

X94 (Barmouth - Wrexham): issues at Corwen preventing a through service (see below). Awaiting further information. 


Ser 1/2 Ruthin - Mold

Operating as near to normal as possible but not diverting via the usual villages 

Corwen area services 
(GHA 5/X5/village services plus Arriva X94) 

No services operating by GHA. Arriva X94 unlikely to be available owing to Corwen flooding. 

Ser 14 Denbigh - Mold

This was operating near normally via the main roads only but the road has now been closed and therefore cannot now operate. 

Ser 62 Denbigh - Nantglyn/Llansannan

Not operating 

Villages south of Ruthin 
(Clawdd, Betws etc into Ruthin) 

Not operating 

X52/X50 Rhyl - Denbigh - Ruthin - Wrexham

Service suspended between Denbigh and Rhyl. Denbigh to Wrexham operating as normally as possible but in Wrexham via A525 rather than Southsea and New Broughton 

M & H Coaches

Ser 6 Denbigh Town and Llannefydd

Reported as operating normally 

Ser 10 Bodfari - Tremeirchion - Rhyl

Subject to delays. Cannot serve whole route 

Ser 76 (Denbigh-Llandyrnog-Ruthin-Graigfechan)

Subject to delays. Service is avoiding Gellifor and may have to divert away from other villages. 

Other Services

All remaining services and those operating via revised routes subject to some delay. Note that the volume of general traffic on main roads and the number of car breakdowns adding to issues for bus services.

See other information issued earlier today. 

More info here