The clean-up continues following Tuesday's downpours which flooded several properties in Welshpool including the Town Hall.

Barclays bank in Welshpool was closed on Wednesday due to flooding, with customers advised to visit the nearest branches in Oswestry and Newtown.

A Barclays spokesperson said: “The Welshpool branch has experienced flood damage due to the recent rainfall in the area.

“The branch will continue to be closed tomorrow (Thursday) and will be reassessed tomorrow for hopefully a Friday or Monday opening. We’ve reached out and
notified Welshpool customers of the temporary closure.”

Fire and rescue crews from Welshpool, Llanfair Caereinion, Llanfyllin, Montgomery and Newtown had pumped water out of the Town Hall basement and nearby properties for almost 24 hours.

A member of the Montgomery fire and rescue crew said on Twitter at 3pm on Wednesday that the incident had "finally been closed and all water pumped out of all affected properties."

"Got to say the teamwork was faultless," they added. 

"We would also like to say a massive thank you to a local business and the guys from Welshpool Town Council for the constant supply of refreshments, you don't know how much we appreciate it, especially on cold days and nights. THANK YOU."

Crews from Montgomery and Newtown remained at Hall Street overnight on Wednesday to pump water from the affected areas. 

"After 12 hours of pumping water there is still no end in sight," a Welshpool Fire Station spokesperson said on Tuesday evening.

"Thank you for the generosity of the town whilst at the incident."

County Times: A firefighter carries a sand bag in Hall Street. Photo: Phil BlaggA firefighter carries a sand bag in Hall Street. Photo: Phil Blagg

A firefighter from Llanfair Caereinion said that two portable pumps and two ejector pumps were in use at Nelson Place and Hall Street.

They added in a tweet: "Echo the comments from our Welshpool colleagues about the generosity of local people and businesses. It was much appreciated."

The Met Office has issued a third yellow warning of heavy rain that covers Powys until Thursday afternoon.