25 September 2014
Essential repair work – Percy Street, Newcastle
Engineers from Northern Gas Networks are carrying out essential repair work on a gas main in Percy Street, Newcastle (outside The Three Bulls Head).
In order to carry out this work safely and efficiently, it has been necessary to close one lane on Percy Street, heading out of the city.
Traffic will continue to flow in both directions however some delays are expected.
Engineers will be working throughout the night to complete the repair work as quickly as possible.
Barry Watson, Customer Operations Area Manager, Northern Gas Networks, said: “We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused and reassure members of the public that we are doing all we can to complete the work as quickly as possible.”
You can contact the Northern Gas Networks Customer Care team on 0845 634 0508, option 7. The team is available between 8am and 10pm Monday to Friday, and 9am and 5pm on Saturday.
Anyone who smells gas should call the National Gas Emergency Service on 0800 111 999.
About Northern Gas Networks
Northern Gas Networks own all the gas mains in the North East, most of Yorkshire and northern Cumbria transporting gas to 2.7 million homes and businesses.
The network consists of 37,000km of gas mains, enough to stretch from Leeds to Sydney, Australia and back.
Our mains replacement programme will see 3,800km of old metal gas main replaced with modern plastic equivalents by 2021.
For more information please visit our website www.northerngasnetworks.co.uk
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You can contact Northern Gas Network’s press office on: 0113 3227950 during office hours (between 8.30am and 5pm, Monday – Friday, excluding Bank Holidays) or call the out of hours service on 0113 3227978 at any other time.
You can contact the Northern Gas Networks Customer Care team on 0845 634 0508, option 7. The team is available between 8am and 8pm Monday to Friday, and 9am and 5pm on Saturday.