Wales & West Utilities is currently working to repair a gas leak in the Whitegate Road area of Wrexham.

The work, which is essential to keep the gas flowing to heat and power local homes and businesses, started today. It involves a team of engineers working on the junction of Kingsmill Road and Whitegate Road and, at present, it is not known how long the repair will take.

So that engineers and the local community are kept safe during the work, it has been agreed with Wrexham County Borough Council that Whitegate Road will be closed at the junction with Kingsmill Road. Kingsmill Road will also be closed in one direction, with traffic able to run in both directions on the opposite carriageway.

Wales & West Utilities Adrian Degg is managing this essential work and said:

We're really sorry for the disruption this emergency work may cause, and we appreciate the patience of local residents and road users while work is underway.

Our team of engineers are working as quickly and as safely as possible to complete the work, and we will keep local people updated.

While most of the gas network is underground and out of sight, it plays a central role in the daily lives of people across Wrexham. Whether it’s heating your home, making the family dinner or having a hot bath, we understand how important it is for your gas supply to be safe and reliable and there when you need it.

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.