£1.4m flood project protects 230 Abergele homes

Flood sign The last major flooding of the River Gele was in 1971

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The second phase of a £1.4m flood alleviation project has started in a Conwy town.

Engineers from the Environment Agency Wales began the work earlier this year to protect 230 homes and businesses, as well as roads and bridges in Abergele.

A bypass culvert was built by the bridge at Ffordd y Morfa to allow water to disperse quickly during heavy rain.

Phase two sees the construction of new defences to protect the town if the River Gele floods in the future.

Engineers will also investigate the possibility of relocating a weir upstream of Market Street.

The main work takes place upstream of Faenol Avenue, near the industrial units off Peel Street and upstream of Market Street, near the electricity sub-station.

The current flood defences upstream of Ffordd y Morfa will also be rebuilt on both sides of the river.

The last major flooding of the River Gele was in 1971.

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