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Council workers work around the clock to fix the issues caused by the storms


Following the heavy rain and high winds on Wednesday and Thursday this week, the council's Highways Team worked out of hours to respond to the issues that arose from the Yellow Weather Warning from the MET Office.

The main road in Gwaelod Y Garth was closed due to flooding. Council officers worked with the fire service to pump the flood water to the low spot. A diversion route was put in place to ensure the school could be accessed.

Nant Y Garth in Tongwynlais was breached and was running onto Merthyr Road. A council team attended to clear and dealt with the situation.

The Harbour Authority shut Mermaid Quay boardwalks, but these were re-opened at 11am on Thursday morning. The shops and businesses in the area were advised to take necessary precautions, as this is private land.

The Taff Trail flooded, and advice was given to people and cyclists to avoid the area. River water has dispersed onto Bute Park which acts as a flood plain during severe weather events. Sports fixtures will be cancelled again this weekend and potentially the following weekend, so the pitches can be prepared for future matches.

Michaelston Road, near to the railway crossing in St Fagans flooded so this section of road was closed.

The River Ely, at the area around Ely Bridge, breached at around 16:00 yesterday, affecting Wroughton Place, Mill road and riverside Terrace. Council Teams were on site supporting the delivery of sandbags and ensuring the safety of residents.