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Long delays due to overturned lorry on A473

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council says there are long delays on the B4595 main road due to an overturned lorry on the A473.

Although emergency services have now left the scene on Power Station Hill, police are still working to remove the lorry and its debris.

It's being reported that there are long delays in the area between Gwaelod-Y-Garth Road and the B4594.

The road is currently closed in both directions and people are being advised to avoid the area if possible.

Roads: A473 Power Station Hill closed due to overturned lorry

The road is likely to be closed for most of the morning. Credit: South Wales Police Roads Policing Unit

The A473 Power Station Hill is closed is both directions due to debris on the road from an overturned lorry between Gwaelod-Y-Garth Road and the B4594 Main Road.

Emergency services are attending to the lorry which is near the railway bridge at the bottom of the hill.

Traffic is queueing on the approach to the two lane closure between the A470 and Llantrisant.

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In 'Time of Your Life' he talks about his life in pop, his hopes for a child with his partner and whether there is a future for Steps.

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Time of Your Life, Ian 'H' Watkins

Ian 'H' Watkins stormed the charts as a member of the massively successful pop band, Steps.

The group’s blend of cheesy pop and fun videos saw it sell 20 million records and tour the world.

In 'Time of Your Life' he talks about his life in pop, his hopes for a child with his partner and whether there is a future for Steps.

And he revisits his friends from the Rhondda drama scene where he first learned to perform.

Time of Your Life is on Fridays at 8 on ITV Cymru Wales

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PICTURED: Aftermath of Treorchy floods

One house had to tear up the floor Credit: Mike Griffiths/ITV News

Residents in Treorchy are returning to their homes after flash floods hit the area overnight.

A local pumping station failed during heavy rainfall causing 30 homes to be evacuated.

One resident told ITV News they saw water coming in through the front and back of their house.

The picture above shows the floor of one house which had to be taken up.

Damaged furniture in a house on High Street, Treorchy Credit: Mike Griffiths/ITV News

Welsh Water 'extremely sorry' after flooding

Dwr Cymru has apologised after failure at a local pumping station combined with heavy rainfall caused flash floods in the Rhondda.

A Welsh Water spokesperson said:

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water attended a sewer flooding incident last night on High Street, Treorchy.

We were on site as soon as possible to investigate the situation which was caused by a failure at a local pumping station, combined with heavy rainfall.

We worked overnight to fix the problem and ensure the flooding subsided.

We are extremely sorry and are now liaising with the customers affected to offer support and ensure any damage to their properties is rectified."

– Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

Rhondda AM: Treorchy residents 'angry' after flooding

Rhondda AM Leighton Andrews says he has visited some of the homes affected by last night's floods.

"Residents are understandably angry – this is not the first time there has been flooding and I have been to talk to them before about these problems. They are now looking to Welsh Water to make good on their promises.

"Welsh Water tell me that they accept that this is their responsibility to compensate residents. They admit that the pumping station failed last night. They say that they will have people on site today to talk to all residents affected."

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