Temporary flood barriers tested in Llanrwst

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