Pembrokeshire County Council says it is helping police with their investigation after ten bus passengers were rescued on Saturday night.
Pembrokeshire County Council’s own enquiries confirmed the road was in the process of being closed and that signage was being erected at Pen-y-Cwm, north of Newgale. However, the Council operatives at Pen-y-Cwm were already directing traffic to use an alternative safe route avoiding the Newgale road. The bus driver was informed of the situation at Newgale and that the alternative route should be followed. However the driver chose to continue his journey along the main road.
A Council operative followed the bus in his own car equipped with a flashing orange beacon on the roof. He was also flashing his headlights in an attempt the stop the bus but was unsuccessful. A member of the public on the bridge at the bottom Pen-y-Cwm Hill also tried to flag the bus down with a torch but he too was unsuccessful. The Council has provided information to the police in relation to their investigation into the incident.
Heavy machinery has removed the bus from water at Newgale, Pembrokeshire.
Ten people were rescued on Saturday night after a large wave swept the vehicle into the water.
Aberystwyth University says no student rooms in its residences on the town's seafront were damaged by last night's waves.
The university is still warning students living in temporary accommodation or who have travelled away not to return until Monday afternoon.
Spokesperson Rebecca Davies said the university would review the situation on Monday morning.
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Large waves have been lashing the seafront in the Welsh town of Aberystwyth amid high tides and strong winds.
Flood warnings for the whole of the Wales coast will remain in place throughout Saturday, Natural Resources Wales says.
Strong south westerly winds forecast for the rest of the day could combine with tonight's high tide and cause flooding.
People are also warned to stay clear of promenades and sea fronts.
The Welsh town of Aberystwyth saw some large waves at high tide this morning, but was spared the dramatic scenes of the last few months when sand and pebbles spilled over the promenade and pelted the waterfront homes.
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Arriva Trains Wales says buses are replacing rail services between Porth and Pontypridd due to flooding.
Owing to flooding between Porth and Pontypridd all lines are blocked. Replacement buses are conveying passengers until further notice.
February begins with more stormy weather as yet another deep depression brings very unsettled weather to Wales. It comes just a few weeks after much of the Welsh coastline took a battering from previous storms.
A number of factors are set to combine to bring a flood risk that could match the flood damage caused by January's big storm. Saturday sees large spring tides which are set to peak after 8am.
The depression approaching Northern Ireland is expected to add to these spring tides with an additional Atlantic surge. Added to this is the strong gusty winds that will drive large waves onshore adding to the risk that seawater will breach already weakened or damaged flood defences.
Flood risks could be increased further as Friday's rain makes it's way to the sea on river systems meeting the incoming tide.
Natural Resources Wales say this combination of factors will lead to flood warnings, the second level of alert, being issued for all coastal areas of Wales on Saturday.