THE aftermath of the fire at the Ty Elwyn in Llanelli has disrupted businesses in Llanelli including the main post office sorting depot and a number of businesses and homes along Old Castle Road and Church Street. The power supply had to be switched off today Wednesday (Nov 16) as engineers worked to try and repair the generator following damage caused by the fire on Monday evening. Traffic lights along Church Street were also out of action for part of the day. The disruption is expected to continue throughout tomorrow. Llanelli Online spoke to a number of business owners in the area who said that they were angry at the ‘senseless’ damage to the power supply. Post office operatives were working under emergency lights. It is not known how long the disruption is going to last.
Carmarthenshire County Council have issued the following press release: “A number of council buildings will be without mains power for a period this afternoon due to essential emergency works to a sub-station adjacent to Ty Elwyn, Llanelli.
“The council’s emergency arrangements have been implemented to ensure minimal impact on services and members of the public, however some council buildings – Ty Elwyn and Llanelli Town Hall – are currently closed to staff and public.
“Alternative power supplies have been arranged by the council and Western Power Distribution to ensure services continue at a number of other buildings in the vicinity, including Llanelli Leisure Centre, Caemaen Care Home and Day Centre, the Coleshill Centre and the cash desk at 2-4 Coleshill Terrace.
“Telephone lines will however be affected at these buildings, as well as at Llanelli Library, Dafen Equipment Store, Maes Lliedi, Maes Y Morfa Integrated Children Centre, and Llanelli area Flying Start offices.
“The council’s main contact centre is unaffected and customers can still access many council services and make contact with the council online at www.carmarthenshire.gov.wales, as well as calling 01267 234567.”