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Crews withdraw after battling large Treorchy fire

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South Wales Fire and Rescue have been forced to withdraw from a large mountain grass fire in Rhondda Cynon Taff because of high winds.

Crews were battling the 166 hectare fire near Treorchy.

A wildfire officer remains at the scene and is monitoring the situation.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service received over 350 calls reporting to mountain and grass fires between midday and midnight on Saturday.

They received another 24 reports of grass fires overnight on Sunday.



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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