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    Chester: emergency works under way to repair gas pipe under A5116 Liverpool Road

    12 December 2023

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    Emergency works are taking place to repair a gas pipe under A5116 Liverpool Road, Chester.

    Cadent, which manages the local gas network, moved onto this busy road last night after receiving reports of a smell of gas.

    Its engineers worked through the night on repairs and managed to keep gas flowing to local homes, while ensuring everyone’s safety.

    The current work area now needs to be expanded, requiring a temporary road closure.

    The road is closed from Liverpool Road to the Countess Way roundabout (heading into Chester). Liverpool Road is open coming out of Chester.

    A diversion route will be signposted and motorists are advised to use one of the alternative routes for the time being.

    Rachel Endfield, Customer Operations Area Manager, Cadent, said: “The action my team took last night has ensured gas keeps flowing and safely.

    “However, we do need to expand our work area now to complete the repairs on the pipe, which does unfortunately mean a one-way road closure.

    “We are very conscious of the disruption this is causing and we will work as quickly as we safely can.”

    If you smell gas, always call 0800 111 999* immediately, day or night. Do not assume it is related to this work, as it may not be and needs to be checked.


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