ANGLESEY COUNCIL has confirmed that a major route on the island will be closed for at least another 24 hours after a wall collapsed.

Officials say that work will continue throughout today (Thursday, September 13) to deal with a gas leak that took place following the wall's collapse on the A545 between Beaumaris and Menai Bridge late last night.

North Wales Police were on the scene from approximately 8pm last night to assess the extent of damage caused to the wall and gas main by a suspected landslide.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said last night they had been "put on standby" over the incident but the gas leak has since been "isolated".

Officers closed the road at the turning for Llandegfan between Gallows Point and Beaumaris and Cichle Hill.

The route will now be close for at least another 24 hours as the Council decides which steps to take next

A spokesperson said they "hope to provide a further update tomorrow afternoon."

Anyone travelling in that direction is urged to take alternative routes via the A5025 Menai Bridge to Pentraeth and B5109 Pentraeth to Beaumaris.

The incident is the latest in a string of problems on that bit of road which has become notorious for having to be closed during the winter months.