Engineers from Northern Gas Networks are carrying out work to repair a damaged gas main on Hookstone Road in Harrogate (near the entrance to Hornbeam Park).
In order to carry out this essential work safely and efficiently, it has been necessary to install temporary traffic lights on Hookstone Road.
Garry Farnhill, Customer Operations Area Manager, Northern Gas Networks, said: “There is currently a strong smell of gas in the area but the situation is safe. Our engineers are working hard to repair the escape as soon as possible.
“We’d like to apologise to pedestrians and motorists for any inconvenience caused while these essential repairs are carried out. The safety of members of the public is always our first priority and we’d like to thank everyone for their cooperation.”
“Anyone who smells gas should call the National Gas Emergency Service on 0800 111 999.”