Rail passengers in parts of north Wales will face delays into the New Year after train lines and platforms were flooded following torrential downpours on Boxing Day.
The line between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog is likely to remain closed for several days with flood waters having reached platform level at North Llanwrst station.
The North Wales mainline is open, after a ‘route proving’ exercise was successfully carried out on the line between Holyhead and Llandudno Junction following heavy rainfall in the area.
Network Rail says it is 'closely monitoring' the situation with more bad weather forecast in the coming days.
Llanrwst, Deganwy and other parts of the Conwy Valley are flooded today after the River Conwy burst its banks. The Bridge and Gwydir roads are closed in Llanrwst.
People from across the county of Conwy are gathering in Llanrwst tonight for the premiere of a film celebrating their favourite local places... with a difference!
One hundred people were invited to dance to their favourite songs in their favourite locations as part of the film 'Boombox Eryri', inspired by New York-based performer and art director Ely Kim's Boombox.
The resulting short film is a celebration of dancing in rural Conwy and its communities.
The premiere of a film featuring 100 people dancing to their favourite music in 100 areas all over Conwy County will be screened tonight in Llanrwst.
Boombox Eryri was inspired by New York based performer Ely Kim's production Boombox - a film in which he dances in 100 locations to his own favourite music.
Prince George has been given a Welsh gift - a tree planted in his honour.
Prince William will be given a certificate today by First Minister Carwyn Jones later to mark the gift which will be planted in Llyn Geirionydd near Llanrwst.
A tree has been planted for every child born or adopted since 2007 but one has been planted for Prince George because of his parents time spent living on Anglesey.
The body of a man has been found after a house fire in Llanrwst.
North Wales Fire and Rescue Service were called to property at Llys y Bioden in Llanrwst, in the Conwy Valley at around 8.20am this morning.
A joint investigation by North Wales Fire and Rescue Service and North Wales Police is now underway.
A court has heard a woman caused chaos after taking two fake guns into a school.
The jury was told the woman, who appeared to be under the influence of alcohol, mentioned to another woman that she had them in her handbag.
Armed police were called to the family centre at Llanrwst in the Conwy Valley to deal with the incident.
Sophie Steel-Perkins today admitted possessing the imitation firearms at Caernarfon Crown Court.
She was given a suspended prison sentence and told she must do 200 hours community unpaid work.
Temporary flood barriers in Llanrwst are being tested by the Environment Agency Wales. The barriers, which provide vital flood protection to nearly 60 properties, are erected by the Agency during extreme weather.
In order to test the barriers, the Agency has agreed with Conwy County Borough Council to temporarily close the A470 Stryd y Bont between 5am to 9am.
The Agency says that it has scheduled the test during the early hours of the morning to cause minimum disruption to local people.
Diversion routes for vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians:
- South Bound - Left onto Denbigh Street, right onto Watling Street / Conwy Terrace and then left onto the A470.
- North Bound - Right onto School Bank Road leading onto Tal y Bont Road, left onto Parry Road and then right onto the A470.
- From Trefriw - No right turn onto A470. Follow diversion from Stryd y Bont onto Denbigh Street
The Arriva Trains service between Llanrwst and Blaenau Ffestiniog has been suspended due to flooding.The company says it is currently looking to source replacement road transport but has no current estimate for when a normal service will resume.
This is the landslip on the A548, pictured here between Llangernyw and Llanrwst.
The A548 is currently closed in both directions between Llanrwst and Abergele due to the landslip and flooding.