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Storm Eunice makes bilingual road sign Welsh language only

18 Feb 2022 3 minutes Read
Road sign just before westbound junction 48 on the M4. Photo by Traffic De Cymru/Traffic South Wales

Storm Eunice has turned a bilingual road sign into a Welsh language only one.

Strong winds from the storm have ripped a panel that says Carmarthen off the sign, which is located just before westbound junction 48 on the M4.

However, the powerful gusts have so far left the Welsh language place name, Caerfyrddin, untouched. The sign also still features the Welsh language place names of Llandeilo, Pontarddulais, and Llanelli, which do not have English equivalents.

A photo of the sign taken by Welsh Government motorway and trunk road agency, Traffic South Wales, was spotted by Sioned Wyn, who posted it on Twitter with the caption: “Eunice doesn’t need dual language signs.”

Elin Roberts replied: “Storm Eunice is strongly pro-Welsh language.”

Steven John Harry said: “Ironically, it’s the English translation that’s dangerous.”

Google Maps. Road sign just before westbound junction 48 on the M4 before Storm Eunice hit

A red weather warning from the Met Office has been in place in Wales from 7am until midday with gusts of up to 90mph. People have been warned not to travel unless it’s absolutely necessary. All of Wales is covered by an amber warning until 9pm.

More than 1,800 homes have lost power in Wales. The power cuts have affected 995 homes near St Clears, Carmarthenshire, 312 near Lampeter, Ceredigion, and 279 in Llanelli.

Schools across most of Wales are closed, with all but three counties ordering schools closed and others advising it.

The storm is expected to continue to increase in intensity throughout the morning before calming in the afternoon.

The M48 Severn Bridge and the M4 Prince Of Wales Bridge, which connect Wales to England across the river Severn, have been closed both directions for safety reasons.

All train services in Wales are suspended and there are warnings of falling trees blocking roads in the north and the south of the country. Britannia Bridge on the A55 between Anglesey and the mainland was also closed due to high winds.

According to the Met Office, the Red weather warning means that there is:

  • Flying debris resulting in danger to life
  • Damage to buildings and homes, with roofs blown off and power lines brought down
  • Uprooted trees are likely
  • Roads, bridges and railway lines closed, with delays and cancellations to bus, train, ferry services and flights
  • Power cuts affecting other services, such as mobile phone coverage
  • Large waves and beach material being thrown onto coastal roads, sea fronts and homes, including flooding of some coastal properties

“Extremely strong west to southwesterly winds will develop over southwest England and south Wales early on Friday,” the Met Office said.

“Widespread inland gusts of 70-80 mph are likely and up to around 90 mph near some coasts, with dangerous conditions on beaches and seafronts. Winds are expected to ease from the west during the late morning.”


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Walter Davies
Walter Davies
3 months ago

Twp ond braf!

Grayham Jones
3 months ago

Only welsh language signs in wales no English names or signs

Pob lwc
Pob lwc
3 months ago
Reply to  Grayham Jones

I suspect the 70% of Wales that doesn’t speak Welsh would disagree with you.

Johnny Gamble
Johnny Gamble
3 months ago
Reply to  Pob lwc

You make sense by what you are saying but now it’s time for Cymru to follow India’s example for place names to revert back to their Native name’s.It would only be a matter of time before people would start getting used to it.

M.R.
M.R.
3 months ago

Brilliant, you couldn’t make it up.

Covid
Covid
3 months ago
Reply to  M.R.

lyfli

Last edited 3 months ago by Covid
Leigh Richards
Leigh Richards
3 months ago

Maybe mother nature is trying to tell us something 😉

Llefain
Llefain
3 months ago

It’s a sign!

Welsh_Siôn
Welsh_Siôn
3 months ago
Reply to  Llefain

Indeed, it’s a sign that Cymraeg is going places and is leaving English behind in the dirt. 🙂

Grant
Grant
3 months ago
Reply to  Welsh_Siôn

Where exactly are you going . Backwards possibly??? 🤣

Leigh Richardss
Leigh Richardss
3 months ago
Reply to  Grant

Youre obviously lonely and looking for friends but you wont find any here – would suggest you take up trainspotting 😉

Cynan
Cynan
3 months ago
Reply to  Grant

No. We are not following the Johnson lemmings back to the 1840s

Cynan
Cynan
3 months ago
Reply to  Llefain

Llongyfarchiadau Llefain! Best post of 2022 so far😂😂😂

Llefain
Llefain
3 months ago
Reply to  Cynan

🤭 Diolch Cynan

Grant
Grant
3 months ago

And every one didn’t have clue where to go because they couldn’t understand the native twang

Leigh Richardss
Leigh Richardss
3 months ago
Reply to  Grant

Delighted to report that only anti welsh bigots were affected 👏☺️

Stub
3 months ago
Reply to  Grant

It’s people like you who make me glad I moved back to Wales.

Gareth Wyn Jones
Gareth Wyn Jones
3 months ago
Reply to  Grant

Do you also have a go at the Spanish for speaking Spanish? There are plenty of anglo supremacist publications for the likes of you out there, you think you are being clever baiting people on the nation?

Cynan
Cynan
3 months ago
Reply to  Grant

Hi Grunt. You are today’s EngNat drone are you? Go spaff into your Union sphincter. You’ll get no respect here

Johnny Gamble
Johnny Gamble
3 months ago
Reply to  Grant

You obviously haven’t heard of Satnav

Wynford Jones
Wynford Jones
3 months ago

Both Severn bridges closed — England cut off 🤣

Eira
Eira
3 months ago

I see mother nature is a committed advocate for the Grayham Method™.

Gareth Wyn Jones
Gareth Wyn Jones
3 months ago

They should all be like this

Cynan
Cynan
3 months ago

Da Iawn Eunice

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