Gas leak forces closure of Ryde road

Upton Road, in Haylands, Ryde, has been closed in both directions between Bettesworth Road and Corbett Road since 11 am this morning (January 15), due to essential diagnostic and repair work on gas supply pipes running under the road.
Local residents first complained of the strong smell of gas on Sunday. The distinct smell of gas still remains in the vicinity of the leak. Smoking has been prohibited along the section of the road where workmen are currently dealing with the leakage.