Road closed for repairs to gas main in Alnwick centre

Road works in Narrowgate, Alnwick
Road works in Narrowgate, Alnwick

A town-centre road in Alnwick is closed as repairs are carried out to a gas main.

In order to carry out the essential repairs safely and efficiently, engineers have had to temporarily close a section of Narrowgate between the junction with Fenkle Street and Paikes Street.

Northern Gas Networks has dug up four sections of the road outside Moshulu and there are numerous markings along the road and paths.

The road closure is expected to be in place for up to seven days.

Pedestrians still have access along the stretch of road and businesses along the stretch are open as usual and a diversion is in operation for motorists to follow.

Northern Gas Networks’ network officer, Denny Ingram, said: “We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.

“The safety of members of the public is our priority and we are working hard to repair the gas main and reopen this section of road as soon as possible. A short diversion will be clearly signposted, taking motorists along Fenkle Street and Market Street.”

Anyone that smells gas should call the National Gas Emergency Service on 0800 111 999.

l Bow Alley is shut for a small section at the Narrowgate end. Shops can still be accessed in the other direction.