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Wales & West Utilities is carrying out emergency work on the gas network in the Mold Road area of Wrexham.

The essential work, which has been planned jointly with Wrexham County Council, will be ongoing until 14 December and is necessary to keep the gas flowing safely and reliably to local homes and businesses.

Wrexham County Council has agreed that traffic management will be in place to keep workers and local people safe. This will involve traffic lights which will be present between Hardwick Drive and the entrance to St Giles Park on Mold Road. These will be in operation 24 hours a day but, to help the traffic flow, they will be manually operated between 7am-7pm each day. Motorists are advised to allow extra time for travel.

Wales & West Utilities Simon Williams is managing this work and said:

We know that working on roads like this is not ideal, but it really is essential to make sure we keep the gas flowing to homes and businesses in the area, and to make sure the gas network is fit for the future.

We’ve worked hard with Wrexham County Council to plan the work and will be working as safely and as quickly as possible to make sure the work is completed in a timely fashion, while keeping inconvenience to a minimum for local people and road users.

Our engineers are following all hygiene and social distancing guidelines and we would respectfully ask that you keep a 2m distance if passing our work site.

To power a green recovery from coronavirus, we’ll be working hard to keep the gas flowing safely today and to prepare the gas network to transport green gases, like biomethane and hydrogen, so it can play its part delivering green, sustainable energy in the future.


Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for the Environment and Transport, said,

At this time of year we will only allow essential and emergency works to be undertaken on the highway and this work falls under both categories. They will ensure that the gas supply continues to flow safely to homes and businesses.

We have been assured that the works will be undertaken as quickly as possible in order to minimise the impact on traffic.

Our Customer Service Team is ready to take your call if you have any questions about our work. You can contact them on freephone 0800 912 2999 or enquiries@wwutilities.co.uk.

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Wales & West Utilities, the gas emergency and pipeline service, brings energy to 7.5m people across the south west of England and Wales. If you smell gas, or suspect the presence of carbon monoxide, call us on 0800 111 999 straight away, and our engineers will be there to help any time of day or night. Before visiting, we'll ask you to let us know if you or anyone in your household, is experiencing Coronavirus symptoms or self-isolating. We'll still come and help you: but our teams will take some additional precautions to keep us all safe.