Emergency repair work – Wakefield Road, Huddersfield

Engineers from Northern Gas Networks responded to a reported gas escape on a gas main in Wakefield Road, Huddersfield, at approximately 3pm yesterday (22 January).

Engineers are working hard to locate the source of the leak and repair the main as quickly as possible.

In order to carry out the repair work safely and efficiently it has been necessary to close the inside lane on the outbound carriageway of Wakefield Road, opposite DW Fitness. Unfortunately this is causing some delays for motorists travelling in the area.

Richard Streeting, Site Manager, Northern Gas Networks, said: “We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused while we carry out this essential work and reassure members of the public that we are doing all we can to complete this work as quickly as possible.”

If you smell gas or suspect carbon monoxide, please call the National Gas Emergency number on 0800 111 999. This contact number is in operation 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.