A BUSY road in the centre of Oswestry will be closed for two days next month for gas works.

Black Gate Street will be closed and a diversion route will be in place on Sunday, March 8 and Sunday, March 15.

The road closure is in place so Wales & West Utilities can connect a new property to the gas network.

A spokesman for Wales & West Utilities said: “We will be working in the Oswald Road, area of Oswestry on the March 8, to connect a new property to the gas network.

“In order to keep the local community, road users and our colleagues safe while we work, we will need to close Black Gate Street at its junction with Oswald Road on March 8 and 15. A diversion route will be clearly signposted. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, we expect to complete our work on March 15.

"Our Customer Service Team is ready to take your call if you have any questions about our work. You can contact them on freephone 0800 912 29 99 or enquiries@wwwutilities.co.uk

“Alternatively, you can contact us on Twitter @WWUtilities or Facebook.com/WWUtilities.

"If anyone smells gas, thinks they have a gas leak, or suspects carbon monoxide poisoning, they should call us on 0800 111 999 and our engineers will be there to help, day or night."