THE Rhos-on-Sea beach closure has been lifted following a problem with overflowing sewage being cleared.

Raw sewage had been flowing onto the promenade and beach causing complaints from the public.

A Conwy County Borough Council spokesperson said: “Now that the problem’s been resolved, the temporary closure on the section of the beach has been lifted.”

Th authority had earlier issued a temporary closure notice on the affected section of beach, whilst Welsh Water dealt with the sewage leak.

A Welsh Water spokesperson said: “Our investigations into the overflowing manhole in Rhos on Sea found that it was linked to a blockage of wet wipes which had been disposed of into the sewer.

“We immediately cleared the blockage and carried out a full clean-up of the area. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.

“Sewer blockages are often caused by inappropriate items being flushed away and the build-up of cooking oils and fats which are poured down the sink. We’re asking our customers to help look after our environment by avoiding flushing things like wipes, cotton buds and sanitary products.”