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Storm Dennis clean-up operation continues

Highways teams at Bridgend County Borough Council are today (Monday, February 17) continuing the clean-up operation across the county after Storm Dennis.

Over the weekend, they worked through all hours to deal with a number of properties affected by flooding in Ogmore Vale and Nantymoel, as well as flooded roads and fallen trees throughout the borough.

In Corbett Street, Ogmore Vale, council workers deployed sandbags around homes after a culvert was overwhelmed by the rainfall.

Investigations into the extent of the flooding within properties and to establish the cause of the flooding is ongoing by officers from the flood management team

Also at least one property was affected by flooding in Commercial Street, Ogmore Vale and sandbags were delivered to properties throughout the area including two properties in John Street, Nantymoel.

There were further issues with a number of culverts in Pencoed, at Min-y-Nant and Greenacre Drive – with highway teams having to clear them in the early hours of Sunday morning.

At the height of the rainfall, several roads were flooded with some being closed until the water subsided and the storm debris was cleared.

The A4061 Bwlch Mountain was closed in the early hours of Sunday morning as water was discharging from the mountain at such a force it was overtopping the walls and drains.

Council staff cleared up the area, reopening the road to Rhondda Cynon Taf but kept the section closed to Neath Port Talbot, while Neath Port Talbot Council clear away storm debris on their side.

On Sunday afternoon, the A4063 Maesteg Road was reopened after a tree was removed.

The road between Court Colman Manor and Penyfai remains closed due to trees leaning on BT cables – there are planned works ongoing by BT in the area, and BCBC will be working with them to resolve the issue, and get the roads open as soon as possible.

Our teams worked tirelessly and did an incredible job over the weekend. Culvert sensors went off at many locations throughout Saturday night with the team clearing them very quickly to help prevent further flooding.

Our officers are calling into the properties affected by flooding today and getting details together on the extent of the damage and identifying the causes. There continues to be lots of water and debris on carriageways, especially where water was running off nearby land.

Staff are using machinery to clear up as reports come in where there are any issues. They are also working to clear blocked drains as quickly as possible.

Council leader Huw David

For general enquiries, please contact Bridgend County Borough Council's customer contact centre:

Telephone: 01656 643643
Opening hours:

09:00 to 17:00 Monday to Thursday; 
09:00 to 16:30 Friday.

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