Police warn motorists to be alert on the A470 at Maenancrimestoppers logo


North Wales Police at Llanrwst are warning motorists using the A470 road at Maenan in the Conwy Valley to be on their guard following some recent incidents where some large rocks have been found in the middle of the carriageway.


Between Wednesday 9th January and this morning, Sunday 13th January North Wales Police have received four calls from members of the public concerning rocks in the road.  On two further occasions the Highways Department have removed two other rocks from the road and local Police now believe they were placed there deliberately.


Police Sergeant Aled Eynon at Llanrwst Police Station said “Some of the rocks removed have been the size of a small football and on one occasion forced a motorist to brake sharply resulting in slight damage to his own car.  Fortunately nothing was coming the other way but if this type of mindless behaviour continues it will be just a matter of time until someone is injured or even worse.  The consequences of this criminality could have been fatal. 


PS Eynon concluded “We have spoken with the Highways Department who are placing their own warning signs on the road and I would reinforce that warning.


"I would also appeal to the individuals involved to think hard about their actions and the possible consequences and to bring this to an end today.  If any member of the public knows who is responsible, or has any information which may assist I'd ask they contact Police as soon as possible. 


"I am particularly keen to hear from anyone who knows of a man seen in the area at the relevant times wearing an orange fluorescent jacket who may well be the offender or a witness who can assist this investigation"


Anyone with information is asked to contact North Wales Police on 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 and quote RM13001114.