Watch fierce winds blow this parked camper van along the seafront at a Welsh …

A startled motorist has captured the moment fierce winds blew a parked camper van along a road – and there was no one behind the wheel.

Telecoms engineer Chris Brown, from Bridgend, had pulled over to watch the waves crashing over the pier at Porthcawl this morning .

“Then I saw this camper van rocking and the top blowing up,” said the 35-year-old keen angler, who estimated the wind speed to be around 40 to 50mph.

“Then the next thing I noticed it was rolling down the road. There was nobody in it.”

Gallery: Porthcawl takes a battering in last year’s winter storms


 

High winds are battering Wales this morning causing hazardous driving conditions.

One lane of the M48 Severn Bridge was closed due to strong winds.

The A477 Cleddau Bridge was closed to high-sided vehicles and motorbikes due to strong winds between Pembroke Dock and Neyland.

However the nation was expected to miss out on the worst of the snows hitting England, Scotland and Northern Ireland

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Meanwhile the A470 in Dolgellau, Gwynedd, was partly blocked in both directions due to a fallen tree between the A496 Dolgellau and the A4212 Trawsfynydd.

Gusts of wind in Capel Curig, Conwy, have reached 81mph.

There was congestion on the M4 due to an accident which had blocked a lane just before J45 Ynysforgan, with traffic slow back to J48 Hendy/Llanelli.

Motorists were also warned of strong winds on the M4 Briton Ferry Bridge in both directions at Neath Port Talbot.

Chris, who often fishes at Porthcawl, filmed the van at 10am this morning on the Eastern Promenade and fears the wind could get stronger as high tide approaches at 12.20pm.

“It was very windy indeed, but not the worst wind I have experienced here. Luckily the van went into the curb then so it didn’t blow any further,” he said.

Article source: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/watch-wild-wind-blow-parked-8531486