ONE of Powys’ main arterial roads has reopened – having been closed for several days due to flooding.

The A470 between Rhayader and Llangurig is back open according to Traffic Wales – the Welsh Government’s motorway and trunk road information service.

The section of the road was closed last Friday, January 13, following heavy rainfall across the UK last week.

It reopened on Saturday evening, but closed just before 9pm on Monday with flooding once again given as the reason.

“A470 now open in both directions from Llangurig to Rhayader,” Traffic Wales tweeted at around 2pm.

“Both directions Llangurig to Rhayader now clear. The road has now reopened. Thank you for your patience.”

The Met Office issued a yellow warning for rain in Wales last Friday and had warned of flooding and difficult driving conditions – the warning was only in place until 12pm on Friday.

The road closure led to bus operator Celtic Travel announcing that coaches servicing the school route between Rhayader and the town’s remote surrounding areas to Llanidloes High School were cancelled on Tuesday.

“Due to a further closure of the A470 between Llangurig and Rhayader the LD126 school buses from Rhayader and St Harmon will not run today, Tuesday 17th January,” Celtic Travel said in an announcement on its Facebook page this morning.

“We apologise for any inconvenience but this is out of our hands.”