Emergency services were called out to a Powys town this weekend after a major electrical fault caused sparks to come out of the road.

Dyfed Powys Police and Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service were called out to an ongoing situation in Middleton Street in Llandrindod Wells on Sunday April 2 which saw sparks and smoke issuing from a hole in the road.

A resident in the area Matthew Joules said that the issues had begun the previous day.

“On Saturday (April 1) at 3.30 in the morning our lights were flashing really badly. Our electric was going on an off rapidly so I turned off the RCD to protect the electrics,” said Mr Joules.

“They came out, they appeared to have repaired the issue then the following evening at about midnight I heard some banging but I thought they were fireworks.  


“At 11 o’ clock I went out and was about to go out to got to Tesco and the police were there and they told me to go inside for my own safety.

"There were sparks coming out of the hole they were working on and then the fire brigade were there.”

County Times: Middleton Street was closed off after sparks came out a hole in the road.Middleton Street was closed off after sparks came out a hole in the road. (Image: Matthew Joules)

In a statement Mid and West Wales Fire Service said: “At 10.21am on Sunday, April 2nd, the Llandrindod Wells crew was called to an incident in Middleton Street, Llandrindod Wells.

“Underground electrical power cables were seen sparking and smoking through a hole that had been dug the previous day. 

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"The Police were also in attendance and established a cordon, closing off Middleton Street. 

“Western Power were in attendance and isolated the power supply to the cables.

“The crew left the scene at 11.41am.”