Holywell town centre street flooded after storm


David Humphreys

A HEAVY rainstorm left a town centre stinking and flooding according to a business owner.

Much of the county was hit with hard rain on Monday night.

A flash of lightning, thunder and a heavy downpour of rain beat down upon the streets of Holywell and business owner David James said it left the town “reeking”.

Mr James, 32, runs the Bluepoint SEO offices and lives on Whitford Street in the town and was out on the streets to capture the scenes as the storm broke at about 7pm.

He said: “I went outside and it was like a torrent running down the streets.

“Bits of sewage floated past along the high street in the storms, we were inches away from getting covered in waste.

“It stank in Holywell and then further out in Greenfield.

“It was absolutely reeking across town. It was a relief to smell the marshes in Greenfield.”

A North Wales Fire and Rescue Service spokesman confirmed that crews were called to Whitford Street at 8.20pm to help unblock drains that had overflowed and clear entrance halls for stranded residents.

Mr James said he prevented his offices being affected by blocking up the doorways.

“Luckily I had bags outside the offices but there were inches of water running around.

“The high street was like a river. It was pouring down and when I got to Greenfield, School Lane was flooding, some tarmac had been dislodged and cars were getting stuck because of the water.”

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