Traffic delayed after ‘gas leak emergency’ in Lowestoft

Gas works on Belvedere Road, Lowestoft are taking place.

Gas works on Belvedere Road, Lowestoft are taking place. - Credit: Picture: Nick Butcher

Motorists in Lowestoft are being warned to expect more disruption as engineers were this afternoon (Wednesday) dealing with a gas leak.

Gas works on Belvedere Road, Lowestoft are taking place.

Gas works on Belvedere Road, Lowestoft are taking place. - Credit: Picture: Nick Butcher

With National Grid continuing their roadworks along Belvedere Road and Pier Terrace, a gas leak 'on a low pressure main' was found in the midst of the work.

Traffic was being redirected this afternoon, and a spokesman for National Grid said that the emergency works would continue tomorrow (Thursday).

The National Grid spokesman said: 'We are currently dealing with a gas leak emergency on Belvedere Road. It is not affecting the bascule bridge traffic, but we have had to redirect the traffic flow.'

After starting the works to reinforce part of the gas pipe network on January 28, lane closures northbound and southbound along Belvedere Road onto Pier Terrace have been in operation.


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These roadworks were due to be completed on March 29, and while they were removed over the Easter period, the engineers returned to complete the works – and these were set to end next week,

However, there could now be another delay, after the gas leak was found.

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The National Grid spokesman said: 'The gas leak we are dealing with at the moment will have an impact on the reinforcement works.'

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