Engineers from Northern Gas Networks are carrying out emergency repairs to a medium pressure gas main on Ripon Road in Harrogate today (Friday, 15th October 2021).
As a precaution, businesses along Ripon Road have been evacuated, including the Co-Op petrol station, Shell Garage and the Hydro leisure centre.
There currently no effect on gas supply to local homes and businesses however there is a strong smell of gas in the area.
To protect teams and members of the public, a temporary road closure has been introduced to allow the repairs to be carried out.
Motorists using Ripon Road are advised to find alternative routes as this is likely to impact journey times today.
Keep posted to www.northerngasnetworks.co.uk for further updates.