Storm Barra: Aberystwyth promenade sees worst storm damage in years

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Richard Griffiths said determination were 2 large holes successful the oversea wall

A coastal promenade has seen its worst harm successful 7 years arsenic Storm Barra continues to batter parts of Wales.

Richard Griffiths, who owns the Richmond Hotel successful Aberystwyth, said determination were 2 large holes successful the oversea partition and was the worst since it was extensively damaged successful 2014.

Strong winds from Storm Barra person caused powerfulness cuts and immoderate question disruption successful Wales.

Wind speeds of 86mph (138km/h) were recorded successful Aberdaron, Gwynedd.

Mr Griffiths said waves had brought a batch of debris connected to the oversea partition successful the Ceredigion town.

Image source, Richard Griffiths

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Richard Griffiths said helium hasn't recovered immoderate harm to the gathering yet but is anticipating things volition beryllium rather bad

"There person been flowerbeds destroyed, vans with smashed windows," helium said.

He added that portion of the bandstand, which was built successful 2016 to regenerate the aged bandstand, was severely damaged with the assembly coming retired overnight to show the situation.

Elsewhere, 12 flood warnings successful place. The M48 Severn Bridge is unopen successful some directions, but the Cleddau Bridge has reopened.

Power cuts person affected Pwllheli, Penygroes, Caernarfon, Dinorwic, Aberdovey and Llay.

There are cancellations and delays connected galore obstruction services crossed Wales.

An mishap has closed 1 lane connected the M4 Prince of Wales Bridge eastbound.

The weather warning lasts until 18:00 GMT connected Wednesday successful parts of Wales.

It covers Bridgend, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Conwy, Gwynedd, Anglesey, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Swansea and Vale of Glamorgan.

The Met Office described the upwind arsenic a "violent tempest force" aft the strongest gust recorded during Storm Arwen was 81mph astatine Aberporth, Ceredigion.

Mr Griffiths said determination a batch of stones, debris and flagstones person travel disconnected the seawall.

"There person been flowerbeds destroyed, vans with smashed windows," helium said.

He added that the bandstand to the near was severely harm with the assembly coming retired overnight to woody with it.

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Storm Barra has caused trees to travel down with upwind speeds up to 86mph

Image source, David Hurford

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Part of the extortion of Bryngwyn School successful Llanelli was torn disconnected by the wind

What's happening connected the roads?

The A487 is being cleared by Pembrokeshire Council connected Wednesday and the A469 Pengam has present reopened.

The A497 betwixt Efailnewydd and Pwllheli, successful Gwynedd, and the A487 astatine Newgale are inactive closed.

In Llanelli, the B4303 Dafen Road from Bryn Elli to Prince Philip Hospital, the roadworthy is closed arsenic portion of the extortion has fallen disconnected astatine Ysgol Bryngwyn School.

Cemetery Road, Abercarn is closed owed to fallen tree, Gwent Police accidental determination are diversions successful place, which whitethorn origin congestion.

Welsh Road astatine Newgale is besides closed and a lorry is presently stuck connected the pebbles - this volition beryllium dealt with connected Thursday.

Storm Arwen caused havoc for respective days aft it struck past weekend, leaving thousands without power, roads blocked and obstruction services suspended.

Image source, Met Office

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The yellowish informing for upwind covers overmuch of the state connected Tuesday

How person railway lines been affected?

Transport for Wales is moving an amended timetable connected astir routes but passengers should cheque earlier travelling.

"A important magnitude of our services volition either run astatine antithetic times, instrumentality overmuch longer to scope destinations, oregon whitethorn not run astatine all.

"We've got forty mile an hr velocity restrictions connected astir lines for each of contiguous up to midnight," said readying manager Colin Lea.

He besides confirmed that Transport for Wales person had 3 trees harm trains.

There are imaginable delays of up to an hr betwixt Chester and Holyhead and determination is simply a reduced work betwixt Cardiff Central and Bridgend.

Trains are cancelled betwixt Cardiff Central and Treherbert, betwixt Barry Island and Aberdare and betwixt Barry Island and Merthyr Tydfil.

Services person been suspended betwixt Aberystwyth and Machynlleth due to the fact that of flooding astatine Dovey Junction.

Buses are moving alternatively of trains betwixt Llandudno and Blaenau Ffestiniog.

The tempest besides forced the closure of events, including Amman Valley Christmas acquisition successful Brynamman.

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Amman Valley Christmas acquisition volition not spell up due to the fact that of Storm Barra

Ferry services betwixt Rosslare and Fishguard were cancelled.

NRW warned radical to "be cautious of weakened trees successful our forests and of precocious waves on the coast".

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One pistillate narrowly avoiding a falling histrion during Storm Arwen successful November

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