Following the evacuation of premises close to the Tadcaster bridge collapse yesterday evening (29/12/15), police cordons have remained in place to ensure safety to the public.
Northern Gas Networks staff are coordinating essential gas safety checks of all the premises concerned – which requires our engineers to gain access to these properties.
So that we can carry out these checks, owners and keyholders of the following premises are asked to meet Northern Gas representatives at the locations below from 8am today (Wednesday the 30th December):
West of the Bridge:
– All premises from Nat West Bank (junction of Kirkgate) on Bridge Street back towards the bridge.
– All premises from the junction of New Street with Bridge Street again back towards the bridge.
Those attending please park your vehicles on Kirkgate and approach a member of the Northern Gas Networks staff at the Nat West bank.
East of the Bridge:
– All the premises from Costcutter back towards the river.
– On the opposite side of the road from 38 Commercial Street back towards the bridge.
Please park in the bus station car park and approach a member of the Northern Gas Networks team.
Residents who were evacuated yesterday are reminded not to return to their premises without a member of Northern Gas Networks present. Once all the premises have been checked, residents will be advised when it is safe for them to return permanently.
We’d like to thank residents for their patience and understanding while we carry out these vital safety checks.