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The Flood.


The Flood. The district has been visited by heavy floods during the past week, but no serious damage is re- ported from any quarter. There was an exceedingly heavy rainfall on Sunday night, which continued unabated till noon on Monday. There were inter- mittent downfalls on Monday afternoon and during Tuesday. The river Ystwyth, with its broad, ir- regular channel was able to cope with the great volume of water which rushed down from the mountain sides, and the banks were overflowed in but few places. The Rheidol, however, with its narrrower channel, soon became a boiling torrent, and vast tracts of land, adjoining its banks, were submerged. The water rose rapidly on Monday morning, and by the afternoon it had covered the Vale of Rheidol Light Railway near Glanrafon. This caused a suspension of traffic, to the great in- convenience of many people who had come to mar- ket by the morning trains. The passengers were conveyed back to their homes in charabancs Ir'rid by the Railway Company and supplied by Mr Edwin Morris, of the Waterloo Hotel. After the flood had subsided, it was found that practically no damage was done to the permanent way, and the line was put in order by the following morning, when traffic was resumed. The mail van from Aberystwyth to Ponterwyd was delayed for some hours by the flood on Monday, the driver having to proceed via Dyffryn Castell to reach his destination. The river Castell becomes greatly swollen during heavy rains, and the rush of water being so strong, makes it too dangerous to ford at the usual place. The County Council would be doing a real service to the public in hav- ing a bridge erected at this place, so as to avoid the long detour. Larger floods have been seen in the Dovey Valley, though the water rose to a considerable height on Monday. The low-lying lands adjoining the river were all under water, and the road leading from the Railway Station to Dovey Bridge was also flooded and rendel ed impassable. The rural post- man from Pennal to Machynlleth was obliged to go as far up as Cemmes Road in order to cross the river. The afternoon train on the Corris Railway was also prevented from running owing to a portion of the permanent way near Machynlleth being covered with water.






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