Town councillors have voiced concerns about large lorries causing chaos in Lower Town, Fishguard.

Roger Williams, of the Trunk Road Agency, attended last Tuesday’s Fishguard and Goodwick town council meeting to discuss traffic issues in the area.

Councillors stated the road had been brought to a standstill for hours on several occasions, and properties had been damaged by large vehicles getting stuck while attempting to pass through the narrow road.

Cllr Mike Lloyd said: “When it does happen it causes a major problem here. Cars back up all the way to town.

“What if an emergency vehicle needed to get through? It takes some time to clear.”

Mayor Cllr Bob Wheatley added: “We have had five or six hours of chaos when the road is closed.

“It’s a big problem for us. It’s causing damage to property.”

Mr Williams said there was already a signage scheme to divert lorries from the Cardigan direction, and large vehicles should take the road to Penblewin.

Cllr Henry Jones said: “They all rely on sat-nav and it takes them through Fishguard. Some lorries turn off the Preseli road at Rosebush for Fishguard because that is shown as the fastest route. The signs are not working.”

Mr Williams said: “We have the symbols there, the foreign drivers understand them. The signs are simple enough, they know the length restriction.”

Cllr Maggie Stringer added that while there is a length restriction in the area, wide vehicles were also causing problems, and asked if a camera could catch vehicles over a certain size.

Mr Williams agreed to speak to the police and the Welsh Assembly about the matter.

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