Rhondda Cynon Taf update on the weather

Please note, the Met Office has issued a weather warning for rain covering the whole of Rhondda Cynon Taf on Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13.

This page was last updated at 3.05pm (Oct 12)

Information and advice relating to emergency plans for flooding is available here.

Any updates relating to severe weather will be published on this page.

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Contacting the Council

All residents are reminded they can contact the Council with an emergency issue via the Contact Centre on 01443 425001 or 01443 425011 which is open 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. 

You can also access a wide range of online services via this website.

School Closures and School Transport

Emergency school closures are managed and updated by each school.

Road Closures

  • The A4059 in Aberdare is closed between the Asda and Ynys roundabouts.

  • A465 Hirwaun roundabout is impassable into Rhigos due to the adverse weather conditions today. Bus journeys on October 12 are unable to serve Rhigos due to the severe weather, and will be terminating at Hirwaun.

  • Please note, northbound train services are terminating at Fernhill due to the weather.

Bins and Recycling

Due to the continued severe weather, refuse and recycling collections may be affected. If you are due a collection today (Oct 12), please leave your bags at your normal collection point and we will be with you as soon as possible.

  • Collection crews will NOT be serving the Cwm Cadlan and Brecon Road area in Hirwaun on Friday (Oct 12), due to the severe weather. The Council will arrange for an overtime crew to work tomorrow (Oct 13) to collect as much as possible. Residents in these areas are advised to leave their waste at their normal bin collection point.

Our Community Recycling Centres are open seven days a week.


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