Person evacuated after flash floods hit Llanidloes

One person was evacuated from their home in Powys following heavy rain, which also affected roads.

Firefighters helped the person to safety in Cwmdu, Llanidloes, after receiving 10 calls from concerned residents from 1700 BST on Friday.

Three crews were trying to divert flash flood water from homes.

Traffic Wales, the Welsh Government's travel service, said the A470 Cwmbelan bypass at Llangurig was partly blocked, but the water has now receded.

The road was affected by flood water between the A44 (Llangurig) and B4518 (Llanidloes).

One resident said road conditions north of Llanidloes were "extremely bad" with water coming down from a nearby hillside.

Meanwhile, fire crews were also called to New Road in Newtown after two reports of flooded properties.

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