Northern Gas Networks engineers will shortly be completing their repair work on a medium pressure gas pipe on the A64 in Leeds.
The road has been closed since Tuesday as engineers worked on the pipe and they plan on reopening the road this evening once the site has been cleared.
The leak was reported through the National Gas Emergency Service on Tuesday and the area was immediately made safe. Engineers have been working on a section of the road between Main Street and Occupation Lane.
Unfortunately, the road closure is likely to remain through Friday’s rush hour we apologise for the inconvenience this will cause motorists.
Motorists on the A1(M) trying to get to Leeds are advised to use the following diversions:
Travelling northbound on the A1(M):
Continue north to Junction 45 and leave on the A58, join the A6120 and then on to the A64.
Travelling southbound on the A1(M):
Continue to Junction 46 at Colton and then use the A6120 and then rejoin the A64.
James Knox, NGN Site Manager, said: “We’re sorry for the inconvenience that this road closure has caused for motorists, but it was essential for the safe repair of the pipes underground.
“There is some reinstatement work needed on the site next week which may require a further road closure. However, we will try to make sure this work takes place overnight and causes as little disruption as possible to motorists.
“The leak was reported to us through the National Gas Emergency phone line and we’d always encourage anyone that smells gas or suspects carbon monoxide to call the National Gas Emergency Service immediately on 0800 111 999. This line is in operation 24-hours a day, seven days a week.”