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Public advised to report find of gas cylinders along river banks

ON Sunday, 14/10/2018 at 11:45am, firefighters from Llandysul were called to a flood related incident in Station Road, near the Tyweli River.

On attendance to the incident, firefighters were confronted with a strong smell of gas, where approximately 60 gas cylinders had entered the river and accumulated in a culvert.

Western Power were also in attendance to make safe a live electrical wire, from a three-phase electrical pumping station.

The Fire Service evacuated 12 properties from either side of the river and cordoned off Station Road for public safety. Firefighters retrieved approximately 40 cylinders from the river and monitored the incident until the level of the flood water dropped.

The Police Service were also in attendance. The cordons have now been lifted and business owners and residents have returned to their properties.

The Fire Service received the stop message at 09:02am on Monday, 15/10/2018.

Key Safety Message: Due to an unknown number of gas cylinders that have been washed down stream of the river, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service advises members of the public, who may come across gas cylinders on the banks of the rivers Tyweli or Teifi, to leave the cylinders undisturbed and contact West Wales Gas on 01559 362000, between the hours of 8:30-5pm, or 07968 514324 outside of office hours, to arrange their safe collection.

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Gas Cylinders Description: The gas cylinders are propane or butane cylinders, of various sizes, and are blue or red in colour.


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