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Welsh locals are baffled by road sign which gives different closure dates in English and Welsh

Spot the difference? Locals are left baffled by bilingual road closure sign which tells Welsh speakers something different to the English

  • Welsh locals baffled by sign giving different closure dates in English and Welsh
  • The daft sign in Mochdre was put in place by Openreach contractors
  • In Welsh, it says that Old Conway Road is closed between April 11 and April 13
  • But the English translation says it will be closed ’26/04/22 to 27/04/22′

Welsh locals were left baffled by a bilingual roadworks sign which gave different closure dates in English and Welsh.

The daft sign on Old Conway Road in Mochdre, Conwy County Borough was put in place by Openreach contractors who are working in the area.

In Welsh, the sign states that the road is closed between April 11 and April 13 – but the English translation underneath reads: ‘This road will be closed 26/04/22 to 27/04/22 8am to 5pm’ – some two weeks later.

In Welsh, the sign states that the road is closed between April 11 and April 13 – but the English translation underneath reads: ‘This road will be closed 26/04/22 to 27/04/22 8am to 5pm’

The daft sign on Old Conway Road in Mochdre, Conwy County Borough was put in place by Openreach contractors who are working in the area

The daft sign on Old Conway Road in Mochdre, Conwy County Borough was put in place by Openreach contractors who are working in the area

One confused resident shared the image of the sign and said: ‘A road closed warning sign gives two different dates – 11/4/22 to 13/4/22 for Welsh people and 26/4/22 to 27/4/22 for English people.

‘Are they trying to confuse us? I just had to take a picture, I thought it so funny.’

BT Openreach has since apologised for the ‘muddle’ and removed the sign to prevent further confusion.

An Openreach spokesperson said: ‘Thanks to North Wales Live for making us aware of this. We’re sorry for the muddle. 

‘We’ve removed the sign for now to avoid confusion, and we’re touching base with our contractors to make sure they display correct dates in future.’

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