THE STANSTY Road railway bridge underpass will be closed to motorists for "some time". 

Rhosddu councillor, Marc Jones, posted on social media on Tuesday morning to say that Wales & West Utilities is currently investigating a gas leak under the bridge. 

He said the B5101 road under the bridge will be closed "for some time" and is urging people to avoid the area. 

Cllr Jones added a subsequent comment to inform people that he expects the underpass to be closed for "at least a day". 

Adrian Degg, Wales & West Utilities' gas emergency service manager for Wrexham, said: “We were called to reports of a gas leak in the Stansty Road area of Wrexham yesterday (January 9). On arrival, we found a leak on the gas pipe running beneath the road and began work to make a repair.

“In order to repair this leak, and to keep the local community, road users and our colleagues safe while we work, we have closed Stansty Road at its junctions with Crispin Lane and New Road. A diversion route is in place.

“This is a complex job, and we are not yet able to say how long our work will take. Our engineers have worked through the night and will continue to work as safely and as quickly as possible to fix the leak."

He added: “We know work like this can be disruptive and we appreciate the patience and understanding of local residents while we carry out this essential repair. The leak is being constantly monitored, does not pose any safety concerns and there is no impact on local gas supplies.”