Carlton Hill gas leak puts bowling alley in the clear

PUBLISHED: 09:37 01 March 2013

Engineers were called out at the weekend to fix a gas leak emanating from the road in Carlton Hill.

And Isaac Robb, the proprietor of the nearby bowling alley, says he is pleased that concerns about gas in the area have been proved to have nothing to do with his business.

A spokesman for Wales and West Utilities said the company sent an engineer to the area on Sunday, following reports of a smell of gas.

The spokesman said: “Our engineer found two leaking joints on the local gas main, which he repaired to make the area safe.

“No gas supplies were affected whilst this work was carried out.”

Works to repair the road where the work was carried out were expected to be completed by yesterday evening (Wednesday).

Mr Robb said that over the weekend, a strong smell of gas was blown by the wind through the bowling alley windows, causing concern for customers.

In January, the alley was closed for a day and a half while reports of a gas leak were investigated, but both the fire service and independent inspectors found no evidence of a problem in the building.

Mr Robb said he is happy that leaks outside have been traced, and his business has been exonerated.

He said: “I’m very happy to find out where the gas leak came from, and I hope everybody will be very happy it’s been found. We lost a lot of trade out of it, and for a day and a half closed the building, but now we’re happy it’s been found and hope everybody can put the story to bed.”

The public are reminded that, if they smell a gas leak, they should call the national gas emergency number – 0800 111 999.

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