Cars towed away in Snowdonia in illegal parking crackdown

Drivers visiting a popular North Wales beauty spot have had their cars towed away, in a crackdown on illegal parking.

Road signs have been put in place on the A5 next to Llyn Ogwen warning people not to park there, but people have continued to break the rules and park there regardless.

Today at least 13 vehicles have been removed after obstructing footpaths and forcing pedestrians into the road, as well as making it difficult for other passing motorists – reports North Wales Live.

Traffic Wales North & Mid tweeted: “Can you spot the ‘No Parking’ sign? @NWPolice have been busy today dealing with various inappropriately parked vehicles on the #A5 Ogwen.

“Vehicles obstructing footway resulting in pedestrians walking along the carriageway. 13 vehicles in total have been recovered.”

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Recovery trucks have been back-and-forth over the past few hours dealing with the issue.

Over the past few months, there have been several similar scenes, with police announcing a crackdown to battle the illegal parking.

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Some car parks in Snowdonia have also introduced pre-booking systems in a bid to stop congestion in the area during peak times.

A scheme, which will run until the end of the summer, is being trialled in Pen-Y-Pass as more measures are being considered across the Snowdon and Ogwen areas to deal with the issue.