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Flash Flooding Hits The Vale

 

Areas across the Vale of Glamorgan have been struck by severe flooding today, as a sustained period of heavy rain hit the county.

Poor weather conditions have plagued the Vale in the run-up to the festive season, but today's deluge saw much of the county affected, with roads and even homes falling victim to flooding.

Vital infrastructure links were hit, with the main road between Penarth and Sully, Lavernock Road, the B4267, particularly impacted, with one resident of Sully estimating the road was under 18 inches of water at one point. A Cosmeston local told us:

Lavernock Road earlier today

"I’ve been watching the local Facebook posting and photographs - it’s never been this flooded since I’ve lived here.

"A neighbour of mine could not get home from Barry, despite spending two and a half hours in the car."

Flooding in the area has started to ease, with the road now passable, though still underwater.

Lavernock Road this evening

Elsewhere, a fundraiser has been set up to aid those in Sully whose homes have been flooded.

Hannah Bevan Mohaffel, a nominee in the 2020 Bro Radio Community Awards, hastily set up the JustGiving page earlier today and has already raised 72% of her £1,000 target. On the JustGiving page, Hannah explains why she is raising money:

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"Sudden flash flooding has brought severe flooding to Sully. the worst we have ever ever seen. One day before Christmas Eve. Some homes are flooded through, one with a fridge floating in the water. We want to do all we can to help those affected."

The house of a Sully resident hit by the flooding
Cardiff Road, Dinas Powys

Areas of Dinas Powys, including Cardiff Road, were also victim to the severe weather, with Cardiff Bus having to divert the 93 and 95 services around the area and Dinas Vets appealing on social media for anyone with sandbags or water pumps to assist them in clearing water to avoid their surgery from flooding.

Other areas hit by flooding include Culverhouse Cross, St Athan and Llantwit Major with residents still sharing updates online about the situation in their locale.

Reports are still coming on of flooding and disruption on the following roads:

  • Port Road towards & around Culverhouse Cross
  • B4267 near Cosmeston
  • Five Mile Lane
  • B4265 between Llantwit & St Athan

South Wales Police are asking road users to take extra care and avoid traveling, with flooding and surface water across the county.

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