More flood disruption as bad weather continues across Wales

On Monday evening, passengers on a Stena Line ferry were prepared to spend a night at sea off the Cardigan coast because the vessel wasn't able to dock at Fishguard

Over the last two days, homes, businesses and schools have been flooded. There've also been roads closures, while train and bus services have been cancelled.

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Ferry passengers 'will be compensated'

The 87 passengers of a ferry stranded for 24 hourswhile Storm Angus passed over the Irish Sea will be compensated, it has been confirmed. Stena Line's trade director Ian Davies says they want to ensure passengers travel with them again. The ferry had enough food and water to last seven days on the sea, as he explains:

Ferry stranded for over 24 hours docks at Fishguard

A ferry stranded in Cardigan Bay, leaving nearly 150 passengers and crew on board for over 24 hours, has now docked at Fishguard.

Nearly 150 passengers and crew have been on board the ferry for over 24 hours.

The Stena Line ferry left Rosslare in Ireland just before 9am yesterday, but due to severe weather problems brought about by Storm Angus, was unable to dock at Fishguard on Monday afternoon.

All passengers and crew have now made their way off the ship.


Stranded ferry to make further attempt to dock at Fishguard

A Stena Line ferry, currently stranded near the Welsh coast with nearly 150 people on board, will attempt to dock again in Fishguard at around 11am today.

The Stena Line ferry is currently taking shelter around the Cardigan Bay area.

The ferry left Rosslare in the Republic of Ireland at around 9am yesterday, but severe weather conditions meant the ferry had to abandon its initial attempts at docking at Fishguard yesterday afternoon.

The Stena Europe 0900 sailing from Rosslare yesterday morning attempted to berth at approximately 1530 in the afternoon, but due to extreme weather conditions this was unsuccessful. The health and safety of passengers and crew is of paramount importance to Stena Line, therefore we spent a comfortable night onboard sheltering at Cardigan Bay. We are sailing south now and as soon as berthing parameters are safe we aim to have our passengers on their way by 11:00hrs this morning (22.11.16).

– Stena Line spokesperson

The progress of the ferry, currently sheltering off the coast near Aberaeron, can be tracked on the Marine Traffic website here.

Flooding chaos: Van washed away moments after driver was rescued

Police are warning motorists to take extra care in the treacherous weather conditions.

They are also warning drivers not to take short cuts.

Credit: Carmarthen Police

This van was washed away moments after the driver was rescued.


Yellow weather warning: At least 3 Welsh schools are flooded

Heavy rain has caused flooding in many parts of Wales.

South Wales Fire and Rescue have reported several incidents, including three schools and a "very young baby" stuck inside of a house in Barry that was flooded.

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Trains cancelled due to flooding

Flooding has caused disruption to the trains.

Great Western Railway has announced that all London to Cardiff trains were being cancelled and services to Swansea were being diverted because of flooding between Bristol Parkway and Swindon.

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