A 49-day closure of a village road has been postponed.

Wild Oak Lane, Trull, was set to be closed at the end of this month for a seven week stint while Wales and West Utilities carried out an upgrade to the gas main.

But the works have now been pushed back to August due to coronavirus restrictions.

In order to keep the community and workers safe, the work is now scheduled for August 24, pending further government guidelines.

The closure will be in place for 49 days along the busy road, which is often used to access the village from the main road.

A spokesperson for the utility company said: “At this challenging time, our engineers are focussed on keeping the gas flowing safely and responding to gas emergencies.

“We were due to start work in the Wild Oak Lane area of Trull in May to upgrade the gas network. Due to the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown, this work was temporarily postponed to keep local communities and our colleagues safe.

“We now anticipate starting this work on August 24.

"However, we are closely following government guidelines so this may change again.

"We will keep local people updated. Before starting work, we will write to local people directly to let them know what to expect.

"There is no impact on the safe and reliable supply of gas to Trull."