BREAKING NEWS: Main road in Northampton closed due to gas leak
A gas leak has forced the closure of a main road in Northampton.
The A5076 Mereway in Northampton has been closed this afternoon due to a gas leak in the central reservation.
There is very slow traffic in both directions between Tesco and Queen Eleanor roundabout as a result of the closure.
There is also congestion on Danes Camp Way to the Hunsbury Hill Avenue junctions and on Towcester Road to Gas Street roundabout.
A spokesperson for Northamptonshire County Council said: “The gas company is on site now and we’re working to have a lane in each direction re-opened by 6pm, with the road fully open by midnight.”
Bus company Stagecoach has reported delays to services.
Just before 4pm the company tweeted: “#Northampton all routes into town from Towcester Rd subject to delays due to Road Closure.”
We will update you on this story as further details are released.