Flash flooding in Penarth and Dinas Powys
12:13pm Monday 28th October 2013 in Penarth news
TORRENTIAL rain set off the fire alarms at University Hospital Llandough and caused flash flooding across Penarth and Dinas Powys last night.
Forecasts had predicted that the storm would be the strongest that Britain had seen since 1987.
Parts of Westbourne Road, Plymouth Road and Lavernock Road were all affected by flooding on Sunday night and Monday morning, October 28.
Millbrook Road in Dinas Powys also suffered severe flooding after the river at the bottom of the Penyturnpike broke its banks.
The bridge at Cross Common Road also struggled to cope with the underflow current in the early hours of Monday morning.
The torrential rain also activated the fire alarms at University Hospital Llandough at 4.21am, with fire crews from Penarth and Cardiff Central attending the scene.
Penarth Road, near the Porsche garage, was also closed off in the early hours of the morning because of standing rain on the roads.
Part of one lane was still closed at 8.30am this morning, with traffic diverted around it by workers from the Vale of Glamorgan council. Attempts were made to divert the flooded water to another drain to speed up the clearance of the road.
The Vale council’s highways team attempted to clear Plymouth Road by sucking up leaves to unclog the drains on the side of the road.
One Westbourne Road resident said that the road became flooded whenever there was heavy rain and that the Vale council should make more effort to clear leaves from the road to prevent it from happening in the future.