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Further storms worsen flood-damaged structures

Image of hole in road

02 September 2020

Image of hole in road Emergency works to repair damage caused by flash flooding on a mid-Powys road have been exacerbated due to continued bad weather last week.

Multiple structures on the B4355 between Dutlas and Lloyney were damaged last month (August) by flash flooding and their condition has continued to deteriorate as water levels remained higher than anticipated due to the continued bad weather.

Temporary works will enable the road to re-open on Thursday, September 3 for a limited time only, needing to be closed again on Saturday, September 12 for approximately four weeks, to allow permanent repair works to begin before further damage is sustained.

Cllr Heulwen Hulme, Cabinet Member for Highways, said: "We are continuing our efforts to repair the structures as soon as possible, however this does require further road closures to carry out such major repair works as safely and quickly as possible.

"Arrangements for the school bus service will be in place during this closure to minimise disruption as much as possible.

"Safety of the public and workforce in these situations is first and foremost in our minds.  We would like to thank our residents for their continued understanding and cooperation. We apologise for any inconvenience that these road closures cause."

A further closure is planned during October half term to undertake the works at Gwern y Gaufron culvert but further updates will be made available in due course. Residents are reminded to not ignore road closure notices and safety signs, to plan their journeys in advance and to follow the signposted diversions.

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