AN ACCUSATION has been levelled that flood damage in Llanrwst would not have been so extensive if culverts had been cleared.

Cllr Aaron Wynne, who represents Llanrwst on Conwy council said: “I think Conwy council should have cleared and monitored the culverts better and if that had been done I believe we would not have seen the level of damage we have suffered.”

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“I now want to see a full review of the flooding by Conwy council and Natural Resources Wales and action taken to ensure this can never happen again.”

He added: “There are people who have suffered damage previously and couldn’t get insurance which adds a greater imperative for Conwy council to ensure this can never happen again.”

A spokesperson for Conwy council said: “The trash screen was checked on Friday before the storm and any debris was cleared off site.

“During the storm, the culvert filled with debris that had been washed down by the heavy rainfall. This debris was removed quickly using a mechanical excavator, which remained in the Llanrwst area throughout the day.”