Flooding continues to disrupt roads in and out of Tenby, with an emergency full road closure still in place outside Kiln Park and along Marsh Road, with routes through to Penally and Gumfreston shut off.

As Wales is still recovering from the high winds and heavy rain brought on by Storm Henk, a ‘Severe Flood Warning’ was issued by Natural Resources Wales (NRW) for the Ritec at Tenby last night, with the river levels continuing to rise onto the A4113 road outside Kiln Park Service Station.

A large number of caravans at Kiln Park have been submerged in floodwater.

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Flooding has seen Kiln Park closed off (Observer pic)

Traffic lights were installed to protect traffic from hitting the flooded half of the road on Tuesday evening (January 2), with the floodwater rising and spreading across the road.

The road remains shut this afternoon, and is likely to be for the rest of the day, and reviewed tomorrow (January 4). Diversions are in place via Devonshire Drive and the Ridgeway.

The B4318 road at Clicketts Lane, Gumfreston Road and the minor road Trefloyne Lane also remained closed-off.

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A road closure was put in place last night (Observer pic)

There is also flooding at the bottom of Park Road, with access being managed by Pembrokeshire County Council staff, with the road passable with caution.

Motorists are asked to please drive slowly so as not to create a wash into local businesses.

A spokesperson for NRW said: “The level of the river Ritec has been rising steadily since 8 am on Tuesday, January 2. Flooding has become very extensive within Kiln Park and there is the risk of severe disruption to the community, with significant risk to life.

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Kiln Park and the road through to Penally remains closed off (Observer pic)

“Please comply with directions from the emergency services and staff at the holiday park. Be aware that some roads in this area may already be closed or affected by floodwater.

“There have been reports of raw sewage in the floodwater and therefore precautions should be taken to avoid contact with the water. Due to the restriction of the tidal outfall, water levels will rise over the period of each subsequent high tide.

“The continued trend of an increasing river level is anticipated. Access to and from the Kiln Park caravan site may be affected. Further disruption in the area is possible.”

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The Clicketts remains closed off due to the flooding (Observer pic)

Pembrokeshire County Council has also stated that the 349 bus service between Haverfordwest and Tenby is not able to serve the whole route due to flooding along the A4139.

The service is currently unable to serve Lamphey, Hodgeston, Jameston, Manorbier, Lydstep, Penally and Marsh Road.

Buses are currently travelling from Pembroke to Tenby via Fingerpost, Milton and Kilgetty.

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The road from Marsh Road by Tenby Leisure Centre to The Clicketts and through to Penally remains closed (Observer pic)

This diversion will be in place for the whole of today, Wednesday, January 3 and it will be reviewed on Thursday morning.

For those living in these areas, the Fflecsi South Pembrokeshire service is running and can use the smaller roads which cannot be served by the 349 buses.

flooding by Kiln Park Service Station
The flooding by Kiln Park Service Station (Pic. Anna Dabrowska)