Barry weathers the storm
2:05pm Monday 28th October 2013 in News
BARRY seems to have weathered the St Jude storm unscathed with only minor flooding, slight delays to transport and minimal rail disruption being reported.
In what forecasters have called the worst storm to hit in 25 years, Barry avoided the chaos and destruction suffered by some parts of the UK.
During the early hours of the morning the Penarth Road (A4160) was flooded with police reporting vehicles being abandoned. The road was closed in both directions, between Barry Road and Brindley Road, but cleared and opened later with minimal delays.
"Significant flooding" was noted on Five Mile Lane (A4226), both ways between the B4266 Pontypridd Road and A48, but remained passable throughout.
South Wales Fire service reported one call to a domestic property in Barry. At 4.15am they attended Westbury Close and pumped flood water from the exterior of four properties.
On the railways Arriva Trains Wales confirmed that there were cancellations on the Barry to Bridgend line, with a replacement bus service being provided.
A spokeswoman said: "We apologise for any inactivity but passenger safety is our number one priority."