Heavy and persistent rain on Wednesday caused traffic problems and localised flooding on roads in Bangor as drainage systems simply couldn’t cope with the volume of rainfall.

With many areas of Gwynedd and Anglesey affected by the heavy rain, most roads in Bangor were affected including Caernarfon Road, which was closed, Holyhead Road and the A5 at the bottom of Maesgeirchen hill. Some residents in the Caernarfon Road area struggled to keep the rising water out of their homes.

Police, council workers and the fire service worked throughout the night to clear roads and assist motorists who had run into difficulty.

A flood alert was issued for the River Adda in Bangor, including Caernarfon Road, Bryn Llwyd, West End, Farrar Road and Glanrafon.

Rail services were also affected as the line between Bangor and Holyhead was closed due to flooding last night, services remain suspended this morning with a further announcement expected at 12midday.

Caernarfon road was open again this morning but a lot of surface water remained and traffic into Bangor was delayed due to an abandoned car blocking one lane.

Photo: North Wales Police