Locals in a village near Ammanford are calling for action after a major pothole appeared in a busy road.

Garnswllt Road in Garnswllt connects the small village in Ammanford to Pontarddulais and Swansea, but following months of constant flooding near Camffrwd stream, part of its surface has fallen apart.

Heavy rain has caused the stream to burst its banks and flow through a field, with water flowing over the road instead of the culvert under it.

The flooded area has been coned off by Swansea City Council, yet water continues to cause damage and there are concerns the road will no longer be usable, leading to long detours to get to Swansea.

Stuart Ladd, who lives on Garnswllt Road, said: "The road condition is becoming appalling with the council having not taken proper or appropriate action to resolve the matter sooner.”

A spokesperson for Swansea City Council has assured locals that the road will be fixed soon.

They said: “We recently introduced an emergency road closure along a section of Garnswllt Road due to damage to the road surface – caused by flood water.

“Works are currently under way to reduce the flow of water onto the highway and repairs will then be made to the road so we can reopen as soon as possible.” 

To report more problems about the hole on Garnswllt Road, residents can send an email to contact@swansea.gov.uk.