North West Wales

Road opens after landslip on A498 between Beddgelert and Pen-y-Pass

The A498
Image caption Specialised equipment removed the debris from the road, which now has temporary traffic lights

A main road in Snowdonia closed after a landslip covered it in about 30 tonnes of debris has reopened.

The A498 was shut both ways on Wednesday between Beddgelert and Penygwryd while the carriageway was cleared.

Officers used specialised equipment to remove the debris from the road, which now has temporary traffic lights in place.

The landslip happened following a prolonged spell of heavy rain.

A spokesman for the council said: "As part of the initial safety works on the site, concrete safety barriers are being installed.

"The traffic management system will remain in place until further stabilisation work is completed at the site.

"The council is currently making attempts to contact the relevant landowner before these additional safety works are carried out."

The council has also spoken to the organisers of the Snowdonia Marathon, which takes place in the area on Saturday, who say the route will not be affected.

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