Indefinite road closure around town centre chapel after roof caves in

A full road closure remains in place in Newtown where a danger to the public has been identified because of a collapsed building.

Emergency services close the road outside the chapel. Photo: Paul Williams H18-PDW Photography
Emergency services close the road outside the chapel. Photo: Paul Williams H18-PDW Photography

Powys County Council closed the A4811 New Road on Monday with no estimate of when the 24-hour restriction would be lifted.

Diversions have been put in place to take drivers around the closed off road.

Earlier this week Powys Council Council says officers are to meet with the owner of the Bethel Chapel, after the roof caved in on Monday morning.

A diversion has been put in place

The Gothic building, which was sold in 2008, had fallen into disrepair. After heavy rain overnight the mid-section of the roof collapsed completely,

A spokesperson for Powys County Council said: “The site has been cordoned off and we advise residents to stay away from the area. The council’s priority is public safety.”

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