Access to Elan Valley shut off as Rhayader fire closes road

A FIRE has closed a street in Rhayader, blocking access to the Elan Valley.

West Street in Rhayader has been closed at Church Road due to the incident with reports of “lots of smoke” being seen in the area and a police cordon has been set up. There are unconfirmed reports that there is also no access on foot in the area – supposedly because the building in question contains gas canisters.

“West Street Rhayader at Church Road closed due to fire further down at or over the bridge, lots of smoke so may be a while. No access to Elan Valley,” said Pete Roberts, a Llandrindod Wells county councillor who lives in Rhayader, posting on the Mid Powys Community Travel Alerts Facebook page.

Dyfed Powys Police tweeted: “**ROAD CLOSURE RHAYADER** Bridge Street, Rhayader is currently closed to traffic and pedestrians whilst emergency services deal with an ongoing incident. Please avoid the area if possible. Update to follow.”

More to follow…

County Times | Llandrindod Wells & Rhayader