The mystery of the strange “wet patch”which appeared in the middle of Windsor Road – Penarth’s main shopping centre – appears to have been solved.
First reports of the phenomenon were received on August 5th with more following on August 7th.
A number of PDN correspondents noted that the road – between Boots and Kitchener Thomas – appeared to be wet all the time – irrespective of what was (back then) the warm weather .
It was also noticed that the road glistened with moisture night and day – suggesting, to some, that the water might have been emerging from a hitherto unknown underground spring and might even be endowed with healing properties.
This weekend, at long last, Welsh Water contractors finally out around to digging a hole in Windsor Road’s pristine tarmac surface to reveal the source as nothing more than a burst underground mains pipe .
The Welsh Water engineers were not working on the location yesterday (it was Sunday) but are expected to return today . Meanwhile the top of the four-foot-deep hole they’ve dug remains fenced off – meaning that the a couple of highly contested parking spaces will be out of use until the job is complete .