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UK News Pictures emerge of Storm Ciara landslide which evacuated homes and 'split bridge in two'

16:50  14 february  2020
16:50  14 february  2020 Source:   dailypost.co.uk

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Nine homes have been evacuated following a large landslip, thought to have been caused by Storm Ciara . People are being advised to stay away from Crafnant, near Trefriw in Conwy county, by Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and Conwy council and roads and footpaths have been closed.

Storm Ciara brought winds of 90mph and torrential rains to Wales over the weekend. The town of Llanrwst flooded and elsewhere rivers were at NRW will work with the geoscience and engineering experts to monitor the landslide over the weekend when further rain is expected from Storm Dennis.

These pictures show the damage caused by a landslip in the wake of Storm Ciara.

Residents in Crafnant near Trefriw have been advised to leave their homes while Natural Resources Wales and Conwy County try to work out if there is likely to be any further subsidence.

Nearby roads and footpaths have been closed and the access road from Trefriw is blocked.

Geirionydd car park has some surface damage so access is limited and part of the Hafna Miners Trail has some severe surface damage but is walkable with care.

Wall of hotel ripped off as floods from Storm Ciara surge through streets

  Wall of hotel ripped off as floods from Storm Ciara surge through streets Many people had to be rescued from their homes as water caused damage to homesPart of the Bridge House Guest House, collapsed into the fast-flowing River Tevio exposing the rooms to the raging torrents below.

Storm Ciara swept across the UK on Sunday, with heavy rain and gusts of up to 97mph causing widespread flooding and major disruption on the transport network. Image copyright AFP. Image caption As the floodwaters rose in Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire, geese swam in the streets.

Storm Ciara brought heavy rain and winds of more than 90mph, knocking out power to homes in some Sirens were sounded early on in the market towns of Todmorden and Hebden Bridge in the In Ramsbottom and Bury in Greater Manchester, residents were evacuated from their homes after

One resident said a bridge came loose and split in two as it slipped down the hill.

a pile of dirt in a forest: The landslip at Crafnant near Trefriw © Daily Post Wales The landslip at Crafnant near Trefriw

One walker told North Wales Live: "Trees had been felled from above the landslide.

"Rain from Storm Ciara loosened the ground and the mud slid towards some homes."

Another resident said it was "too dangerous" to go near the area in case it happens again.

Sian Williams, NRW’s head of operations in North West Wales said: "We are working quickly with a number of partners to monitor the landslip and determine if there are any movements.

Workers clearing the site at Crafnant after Storm Ciara © Gwyn Jones Workers clearing the site at Crafnant after Storm Ciara

"In the meantime, North Wales Police, Conwy County Borough Council and NRW have advised the residents of nine properties to evacuate their homes as there is a concern that this area remains unstable with an immediate risk to properties and highways in the area.

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Roads are closed, trains are cancelled and homes flooded as Storm Ciara bring gales and rain. England has been hit by major travel disruption, flooding and power cuts as Storm Ciara wreaks The QE2 Bridge at the Dartford Crossing was shut and traffic was being diverted through the East tunnel.

Residents living in the Conwy Valley have been urged to evacuate their homes following a large landslip. People living in nine properties across the Crafnant area of Trefriw have been asked to leave their homes after Storm Ciara caused part of a hill to subside over the weekend of February 8

"There are road and footpath closures in place, and we advise people to stay away from the area.”

Staff from NRW will work with the geoscience and engineering experts to monitor the landslide over the weekend when further rain is expected from Storm Dennis.

Across Conwy county, staff said they are clearing and checking culverts and debris screens and will be on standby to deal with fallen trees and other storm issues.

a red tree in a forest: Road closed at Crafnant in Conwy due to landslide © Daily Post Wales Road closed at Crafnant in Conwy due to landslide

Some flood alerts for North Wales have been upgraded to amber for torrential rain and flooding disruption.

Areas include Corwen, Dolgellau, Llanrwst and Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Other parts of the region have a yellow warning for wind and rain this Saturday and Sunday.

For information about preparing for a flood or how to report issues, click here.

'Why did it take South Wales to flood for Welsh Government to act' say council leaders .
Denbighshire and Conwy's council leaders said First Minister only acted after South Wales floods - but the Welsh Government 'rejects' the accusation Councillor Sam Rowlands, leader of Conwy council and his Denbighshire council counterpart, Cllr Hugh Evans, both questioned the judgement of Mark Drakeford, who called the Emergency Flooding Summit meeting.

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