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Reports of man falling into stormy sea in Skrinkle turn out to be a 'false alarm with good intent'

Waves were seen battering the coastline in Kilgetty, Pembrokeshire. Credit: Gary Thomas

There's a warning for people to stay safe during the stormy conditions today as Storm Brian sweeps its way across Wales.

South Wales Coastguard received reports this morning that a man had fallen into the sea, however, this turned out to be 'a false alarm with good intent.'

The man was taking pictures of the high waves whilst standing on some rocks at the time but managed to move away from the area.

Travel problems after Storm Ophelia

2,000 homes are without power across north Wales after strong winds caused by the tail of ex-hurricane Ophelia.

Credit: Karl McCarthy

The remnants of Storm Ophelia have left travel problems for commuters.

Several routes are closed because of fallen trees and other issues:

  • The A487 is closed in both directions because of a fallen tree near Welsh Road.
  • The A494 is closed in both directions because of a fallen tree between the A470 and the A4212 Heol Ffrydan (Ffrydan Road).
  • The A4086 is closed in both directions because of a fallen tree and fallen power cables between the A498 (Nant Peris) and the A4244 (Brynrefail).
  • The A5 Holyhead Road is closed in both directions because of insecure buildings between the A4080 / B5112 and the B4422.
  • Arriva Trains Wales services between Pwllheli and Porthmadog are suspended because of a fallen tree on the line.
  • There are cancellations on Irish Ferries between Holyhead and Dublin because of adverse weather conditions.

An update from Scottish Power is expected later. At one stage 5,000 homes were without power. Overnight the promenade at Aberystwyth was closed for safety reasons.

There are three flood warnings in force.


M4 reopened and traffic starting to ease

The road was closed for around five hours Credit: Traffic Wales

The M4 eastbound has reopened at J23A after a serious collision this afternoon.

The road was closed for around five hours, causing severe delays during rush hour.

Gwent Police is investigating the collision that happened at around 2.09pm.

Officers along with the air ambulance and South Wales Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene.

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