Engineers move to fix gas leak Stockport Road A560

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Our engineers have moved in today to fix a leak coming from a gas main under a busy road in Stockport.
Everything is under control and there is no need to worry. We don’t expect anyone’s gas supplies to be affected.
The leak is coming from a pipe that runs underneath the A560 Stockport Road and we need to work in the road to get to it.
So, we have reduced Stockport Road from two lanes to one, near the junction with Lower Bents Lane (heading in the direction towards Stockport).
We don’t yet how long this will take until we’ve assessed the nature of the leak, but we expect to be in situ for a couple of days.
This is not ideal, but it is essential work to keep gas flowing safely to homes and businesses in the local area. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
We have worked closely with Stockport Council’s highways team on these arrangements. Motorists can still travel in all directions as usual – but please budget for extra time to get through.
*Important: if you smell gas, please report it immediately to 0800 111 999 (calls to this number are recorded and may be monitored). Do not dismiss it as related to this work – yours could be a separate incident and we would want to send an engineer to make sure and keep you safe.


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