Mid Wales

Heavy rain delays repairs to Aberystwyth gas leak

Heavy rain has delayed repairs to a gas leak in Aberystwyth which has closed one lane of a road in the town.

Ceredigion council and Wales and West Utilities said the work was supposed to have finished on Friday morning, but could continue into next week.

The gas leak was discovered at the entrance to Blaendolau Playing Fields on Thursday.

A road lane is closed from Llanbadarn Fawr roundabout to a roundabout near a Morrisons supermarket.

In a joint statement, Ceredigion council and Wales and West Utilities said: "The intention was to complete the works prior to the peak times on Friday morning, however due to the heavy rain that fell overnight and other on-site complications, the work is continuing.

"It is uncertain at present when the work will be completed, but it may continue well into the weekend or possibly into next week."

The statement said Ceredigion council received an emergency lane closure request on Thursday morning from Wales and West Utilities.

Diversions are in place.

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