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High tide leaves 40 cars stranded on beachside car park

Cars submerged at Talacre car park. Credit: Twitter/Link4pink

Around 40 cars were stranded by a high tide at a beachside car park in North Wales.

A rescue team and North Wales Police were called to the site at Talacre, Flinshire after the nine-metre high tide peaked, submerging the vehicles.

Most of the cars were able to drive away once the tide went down.

Steve Jones, Chief Officer (streetscene and transportation) for Flintshire Council, told the Daily Post: "The beach is subject to flooding during high tides and there are signs on the approach to the beach warning the public and advising that parking is at owners' risk."

A Mini Cooper stranded at high tide. Credit: Twitter/Link4pink

There are a series of gates which provide additional security, to prevent people gaining access to the protected dune areas and to prevent night time parking, which are opened to allow access for the Council's cleansing teams in order for them to cleanse the beach area.

Investigations are continuing into the reasons why some of the gate were open yesterday.

– Steve Jones, Chief Officer (streetscene and transportation) for Flintshire Council

Natural Resources Wales had earlier issued three flood warnings and four flood alerts for the Wye Valley, the village of Crofty in north Gower, Usk estuary, and the south Wales coast from Aberthaw to the Severn Bridge.