Update on Chapel Hill from Northern Gas Networks

We’ve received the following update from the Engineers at Northern Gas Networks:

Engineers working in Huddersfield have discovered the source of a gas leak and repair work is underway

The work on the A616 at Chapel Hill Road in Huddersfield has resulted in the temporary closure of the outbound lane heading towards Holmfirth.

Paul Sadler, Customer Operations Area Manager for Northern Gas Networks said:

“Our engineers have now identified the source of the leak in Chapel Hill Road and the specialist fabrication that we needed has now arrived on site. We’ve really pushed out all the stops as this type of equipment normally takes up to six days to turnaround and we’ve done it in just 48 hours. Work will start on the repair this afternoon.

“The reinstatement work will be started on Saturday when the first layer of concrete is laid and continued on Monday. Each layer will take 48 hours to set followed by the Tarmac being laid on the road on Wednesday. We are hopeful that Chapel Hill Road should reopen fully as soon as possible after this.

“To ensure the smooth flow of traffic in the area, We had scaled down a nearby gas mains replacement project on Wakefield Road in consultation with Kirklees Highways Authority, while the repair works took place on Chapel Hill. This work will resume on 20th February.

“The safety of our customers and engineers is our number one priority. We’d like to apologise for any inconvenience customers may experience as we continue this essential repair work, and thank everyone for their patience as we look to complete it as quickly as possible.”

Where to find more information

For further information about the work, customers can contact the NGN Customer Care team on 0800 040 7766 option 7 or email customercare@northerngas.co.uk

Anyone that smells gas or suspect carbon monoxide should call the National Gas Emergency Service

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