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Floods affect roads and property
Flooded road in Llanrwst
A flooded road in Llanrwst, Conwy
Fire and rescue crews have been dealing with flooding after heavy rain across north Wales overnight.

There were call-outs in Conwy, Gwynedd and Denbighshire and on Anglesey, including a hotel which was flooded for the second time in four months.

The A55 was closed westbound between junctions 24 and 27 from Abergele to St Asaph and the A499 was closed between Pwllheli and Llanbedrog.

There are flood warnings in the Conwy and lower Dee valleys and Llanrwst.

The lesser warning of flood watch has been issued for 18 different areas across Wales by the Environment Agency Wales.

On Anglesey, fire and rescue officers dealt with floods at Amlwch at 0500 GMT.

Meanwhile, Mary Brain, from the Gazelle Hotel at Menai Bridge said the kitchen, bar and pool rooms had been affected and the bottoms of much of the furniture had been damaged.

She said the hotel had been mostly closed since previous floods hit on 21 September and she did not know when they would be able to open again after this latest set back.

"I have got to phone the insurance company up in the morning and tell them about the further flood damage but we have not had any insurance money from September yet," she said.

The North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said they had received around 35 calls regarding flooding related incidents since 2330 GMT on Wednesday.

It said crews and officers were still dealing with many of these calls.

Pumping out flooded water in Llanrwst
Pumping out flooded water in Llanrwst

In Denbighshire, crews were called at 0920 GMT on Thursday to help rescue a cow trapped in water near Rhuddlan and later to rescue eight sheep stranded in seperate field in the village.

In Gwynedd, the worst affected areas included Talysarn near Caernarfon where 3ft (0.9m) of water had to be pumped away.

In Bethesda, crews helped to deal with flooding inside a property and a car which was trapped in water in Ogwen Bank. Victoria Terrace in Llanberis was also affected.

Crews were also called to a car stuck in floodwater in Cwm Y Glo near Caernarfon.

In Conwy, crews pumped water in Llanfair Talhaearn where the river burst its banks, while flooding also badly hit the road between Conwy and Trefriw.

They were also called to deal with outside flooding near the Pen y Bont Inn, Llanrwst, at 0815 GMT.

There was a 30mph speed restriction in place on the Britannia Bridge.



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