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Severe disruption after flash flooding

Some roads have been closed after heavy rain in Newport, Pembrokeshire Photo: Instagram/rgreasley

Mid and West Wales Fire Service say they have dealt with 40 incidents in Cardigan since around 2pm. They say they received calls about flooded properties, pubs and roads.

ITV Wales' reporter David Wood who is in Cardigan says that water levels have receded after flash flooding in the town.

Officers says they had around fifteen appliances pumping out properties, mainly in the Pwllhai, Morgan Street and Castle Street areas of the town.

David Pegg who owns Cardigan Windows on Castle Street says he has been forced to close his business early due to flooding.

The manager of the Angel Hotel in Cardigan, Ed Reef, says the heavy rain fell for around 45 minutes.

Ed Reef says that the Eagle Inn pub has been evacuated after several feet of rain flooded through the building. He also says that a shop opposite has also been completely flooded.

He also says that Fire crews are currently pumping several properties clear in St Mary Street.

I can see three fire brigades, a response van and police officer and everyone is being forced to go a different way because the road is closed.

– ED REEF, MANAGER OF ANGEL HOTEL

South Wales Police say they are dealing with flooding in Barry, Pyle and on the A48 in Laleston.

Arriva Trains Wales say they are dealing with flooding between Pontypridd and Treherbert, between Pontypridd and Aberdare and between Pontypridd and Merthyr Tydfil due to flooding at Pontypridd. They say there are a number of cancellations and delays on services in the area.

Aberporth in Ceredigion has received 16mm of rain in just one hour on Thursday afternoon as a pulse of heavy rain moved eastwards across Wales.

The Met Office have extended weather warnings for heavy rain for many parts of Wales until 8pm this evening. Surface water flooding may occur where rain is falling on already saturated ground.

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