COUNCIL workers have identified the cause of flooding in a Newport cemetery.

As reported by the Argus yesterday, St Woolos Cemetery was waterlogged following several days of heavy rainfall.

This afternoon (Friday), Newport City Council said its workers had "identified a break in a drainage pipe".

It was this break which "caused an issue with excess water" on Thursday, the council added.

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St Woolos Cemetery is open, but the council has closed a section of nearby road for "reinstatement" works, due to take place on Monday.

The council apologised for any inconvenience.

St Woolos Cemetery in Newport also flooded badly in 2016.