SEVERAL roads were subject to localised flood in Barry as torrential rain hit South Wales on Thursday, June 18.

The Met Office issued a yellow warning and South Wales Police issued reminders to people not to drive through flood water.

A drain cover, blown away by the force of water at 5pm, resulted in Plymouth Road, Barry Island, being cordoned off.

Thompson Street, in Barry town centre, and Whitewall Road, were some of the other roads deluged with water.


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Resident, John Moore said: “I’ve lived on the Island since 1983 and haven't seen flooding like that for many years.

“The police had blocked off all access and were on site.

“A drain cover had been blown out by the force of water and was carried away about 30ft according to the officers.

“The road and pavement were impassable to traffic and pedestrians.

“The police officer we spoke to mentioned they were waiting for the Vale of Glamorgan Council to respond as the highway was unsafe due to the missing drain cover.”

The Vale of Glamorgan Council had not commented at the time of publication.