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From today, Rhymney High Street will be closed to through traffic as part of Wales & West Utilities £250,000 work to upgrade the gas network in the area.

The closure will be in place until 1 April and traffic will be locally diverted along the A469. This diversion route will be clearly signposted. Bus services will not be affected.

The work is necessary to keep the gas flowing safely and reliably to local homes and businesses, keeping people warm for generations to come.

The gas emergency and pipeline service has liaised with Caerphilly County Borough Council to plan the work.

Wales & West Utilities Adam Smith is managing this gas pipe upgrade work and said:

We’re sorry that we’ve had to bring in this temporary road closure – but it is essential so that we can carry out the required work while keeping engineers, road users and the local community safe.

This work is essential to keep the gas flowing to local homes and businesses today, and to make sure the gas network is ready to transport hydrogen and biomethane, so we can all play our part in a green future.

We will work as safely and as quickly as possible to finish the work, whilst keeping inconvenience to a minimum for local people and road users.

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.

Alternatively, you can contact us on Twitter @WWUtilities or Facebook.com/WWUtilities. 

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.