North East Wales

St Asaph river clear-up begins after floods

St Asaph under water, November 2012
Image caption Clear-up work is expected to take up to eight months

Work has started to clear the River Elwy in Denbighshire which burst its banks last November and caused widespread flooding.

Natural Resources Wales workers will remove trees and bushes after 500 homes were hit when water swamped St Asaph.

The eight-month programme sees a four-mile (6.4km) river section cleared to help water flow away quicker.

Other work to look at raising the level of protection provided by the embankments is ongoing.

The findings of an inquiry into what happened said about £5m is needed to improve defences.

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