Council closes restaurant after own bin lorry crashes into it

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A restaurant in Porthmadog has been forced to close after a bin lorry crashed into their building last Friday.

Owners Claire and Justin Roberts run Yr Wylan and have lived above it for 13 years.

Gwynedd Council forced the restaurant to close until the damage is properly assessed by structural engineers for an insurance claim.

The couple were told no one would visit until Friday January 27.

The lorry hit a corner near the kitchen at the back of the 42-seater restaurant.

It caused a hairline crack but the worst damage is to the bathroom of the family flat upstairs.

The couple said for the past six years they have been complaining to Gwynedd Council about cars parking illegally behind their business.

Councillor Jason Humphreys wants smaller vehicles to be used to collect waste down the narrower streets in the town.